HURRICANE HARVEY for National Geographic
I traveled to the George R Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston several days after Hurricane Harvey swept through the region, displacing tens of thousands of local residents. By the time I arrived, the waters had receded, and most of the ten thousand people who had sought refuge at the convention center at the peak of the disaster had since moved on. Those who remained had been through varying levels of trauma. Some were grappling with having narrowly escaped with their lives; others who had been living on the street before Harvey struck expressed empathy for those experiencing homelessness for the first time.