Johnny Holmes

Johnny Holmes, a native to Austin, Texas, moved to Houston, Texas for college approximately forty years ago. When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Holmes lived on the third story of an apartment complex. Although Holmes did not suffer flooding consequences, he experienced power outages and store closures. He recalls concern he felt for those who lived next to a bayou.

To prepare for Harvey, Holmes purchased water, canned goods, and other items he deemed as necessary. After Harvey landed, stores were closed for a few days to a week due to flooded roads and power outages. Despite a few communication gaps during the storm, Holmes was able to maintain connected with family and friends through cell service. Many who found themselves in a situation with flooding were rescued by boats or cars able to navigate through the flowing roads. Holmes finishes the conversation discussing how Tropical Storm Imelda did not cause damage or flooding to his neighborhood.