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The Lost Year: What the Pandemic Cost Teenagers — ProPublica

Heather Davis comforts Madasyn Culver after a youth church service in Hobbs, New Mexico in late February. Credit: Celeste Sloman for ProPublica

by Alec MacGillis

In Hobbs, New Mexico, the high school closed and football was cancelled, while just across the state line in Texas, students seemed to be living nearly normal lives. Here’s how pandemic school closures exact their emotional toll on young people.

Source: The Lost Year: What the Pandemic Cost Teenagers — ProPublica

How to help Texas during winter storm blackouts | PBS NewsHour

Residents take refuge at a shelter on Feb. 18, 2021, after record-breaking winter temperatures in Galveston, Texas. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Residents take refuge at a shelter on Feb. 18, 2021, after record-breaking winter temperatures in Galveston, Texas. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

An unprecedented winter storm and unprepared electrical grid has left millions of Texans without reliable power and water and has killed at least 20 people since Monday. Rolling blackouts stretched into days, with more than 400,000 households still without power Feb. 18 as another storm looms Thursday.

The incoming storm is expected to have devastating effects, particularly in counties southwest of San Antonio where COVID-19 cases are already spreading significantly. About seven million people were told to boil water or stop using it entirely as pipes and water mains burst in the frigid temperatures.

Source: How to help Texas during winter storm blackouts | PBS NewsHour

Hurricane Harvey and Libraries | American Libraries Magazine

Depending on their location, some libraries sustained significant damage from the ensuing flood waters, while others escaped with only a little cleanup required. The flood also affected many librarians and other library workers due to the damage to their homes. Public libraries Houston Public Library reopened 18 of its 42 locations on September 5, according … Continue reading Hurricane Harvey and Libraries →

Source: Hurricane Harvey and Libraries | American Libraries Magazine

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Resources | Houston Public Library

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Resources

“We will continue to update this page as information becomes available.  Active Area Shelter List

Houston NRG Center at Loop 610 & Kirby will open at 10 p.m. Tuesday. Holds 10,000 people. Lakewood Church: 3700 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027 George R. Brown Convention Center downtown Toyota Center downtown Alief Taylor High School: 7555 Howell Sugar Land Rd, Houston, TX 77083 …”

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Source: Hurricane Harvey Recovery Resources | Houston Public Library

Google Hurricane Harvey Response

Source: Google Hurricane Harvey Response

Help the victims of Hurricane Harvey

Source: Google Hurricane Harvey Response