Sharon Mellert

Sharon Mellert has lived in the Houston area, specifically Kingwood for twenty-four years at the time of this interview. When Hurricane Harvey hit, Mellert and her husband were out of town, but fortunately when they returned home, they found their home undamaged. The Mellerts’ son did have significant flooding damage, and he and his family lived with his parents for two months while their house was being repaired. Despite the Mellerts’ good luck, Sharon discusses the hard times post-Harvey, especially witnessing others’ hardships. Mellert recalls driving through neighborhoods and seeing multiple homes in a row completely destroyed. Mellert uses the hurricane as an example to be better prepared for future events, including preparations for her home and helping others. Given her experience with community help post-Harvey, Mellert admits to a firmer belief in Houston Strong. 

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