• Mark McClure

    July 2, 2019 by

    Mark McClure’s father, James Lee McClure, began his 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force in 1952, just 4 years after President Truman desegregated the U.S. military. While formally desegregated, the military subjected African Americans to the poorest living and working conditions and the slowest promotions. Mark’s parents, James and Joyce, were children of the… Read more

  • Lavelle Family

    July 2, 2019 by

    Cat Lavelle went for a run at 5:30 am, February 21. She noticed Coyote Creek, a few blocks from her house, was high but thought there was no way it could reach the 30 foot banks. Later that afternoon, Cat, five months pregnant, decided to take her two young children to look at the creek.… Read more

  • Lopez Family

    July 2, 2019 by

    On February morning, 2017, Armando and Sandra Lopez and their adult daughter Samantha left the family apartment for work, leaving behind 12 year old Esmeralda with her grandfather who was visiting from Mexico. As Samantha left, she noticed water in the streets, but felt assured by the presence of police and water district officials at… Read more

  • Dulce Mata

    July 2, 2019 by

    Dulce Mata and Saul Guzman lived in Rock Springs with their three children, including a newborn. The sudden flooding of the neighborhood and the evacuation process were terrifying for the children. The family’s car flooded, and they lost items stored in the garage, including a new baby crib and many family mementos. The family stayed… Read more

  • Teresa Pedrizco

    July 2, 2019 by

    On that February day, Teresa Pedrizco remembers going about her business just like any other day of the week, running errands. Her mother called to let her know that her neighbor that the street one over was flooding. Teresa came home, arriving to disaster and chaos. They put things up high, and grabbed a blanket… Read more

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