By Thomas Gase
This weekend Tropical Storm Harvey strengthened into a hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico and eventually made landfall near Corpus Christi, Tex. on Friday night. The hurricane was classified as Category 4 as winds reached 130 mph. The hurricane became a Category 3 and eventually caused wreckage from Corpus Christi to Houston.
Houston is right in the middle of where Benicia High graduates Chanler Powell and Cassidy Jannson are attending college at Texas Southern University.
During the last four days, Jannson, a star volleyball player at the school and a two-time Solano County Athletic Conference MVP at Benicia, has been living with Powell in her apartment complex. Powell is a star softball player for the Tigers. She helped Benicia win a Sac-Joaquin Section title as infielder in 2014.
Although Powell and Jannson are currently safe and have electricity in the apartment (about a five-minute drive away from the campus in Harris County), their location has been right in the middle of the storm.