28 Aug '17, 4am

‘Rising and rising’: As toll of Hurricane Harvey emerges, so do stories of hope https://t.co/dr02g1gULE

‘Rising and rising’: As toll of Hurricane Harvey emerges, so do stories of hope https://t.co/dr02g1gULE

By Linda Dahlstrom / Starbucks Newsroom The rain kept coming. And the lightning was like nothing Whitney Evans had ever seen. “It was like artillery fire in the sky,” she said. Only hours earlier, the sun had been out and she thought the worst of Hurricane Harvey had passed. But now, on Saturday evening, the creeks were cresting, the streets becoming rivers and the water was starting to rise in the parking lot of her apartment building in Friendswood, Texas, an area about 20 minutes south of Houston. Evans and her husband decided to get to the higher ground of her mother’s nearby home. But first, she needed to make sure all the Starbucks partners at the store she manages were safe. Two, who lived nearby, were trapped by water and worried it was going to come into their homes. So, Evans, who has a van, rescued each of them and brought them with her. Meanwhile, the “waters w...

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