Epic flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Houston has grabbed most of the media attention this week. But the eye of storm made landfall and caused widespread devastation 125 miles south west, along the Texas coastline. In the city of Victoria, just 30 miles inland and directly in the path of the tempest, a nondenominational, Christian-based home for women who are breaking the cycle of incarceration and homelessness was so badly damaged that the residents had to be evacuated and

could not return. On Monday afternoon, Perpetual Help Home Inc. posted photos on its Facebook page showing downed fences and trees, flooded yards, buckled pavement and interior ceilings that had caved (facebook.com/PerpetualHelpHome/) Though the home was made uninhabitable, all of the residents are safe and have temporary housing. “We will not be able to live in the main house at Perpetual until renovations are done; there is just too much interior damage with leaks,” house manager Judith Williams posted. READ MORE