All eyes were glued on Texas and especially Houston when they got over 50 inches of rain. There were many herioc rescues by boats and helicopters. And then, the waters receded and the cameras went away...
See this article, 'We've been forgotten': Hurricane Harvey and the long path to recovery. This is not untypical for how disasters play out. The deluge of rain is gone and it is replaced by a deluge of paperwork required to get federal assistance. Keeping it all straight can be a daunting task for those people who are intimidated by the disaster recovery process. For everyone, it can seem like an impenetrable wall of tasks that seem to go on and on.
Then--they lose your paperwork!
Claire Rubin shared the link above.