Horror and hope: One reporter’s experiences covering Hurricane Harvey

Erik Peterson and his son, Carlos, 10, are rescued from their house on Blackhaw Street adjacent to a dam on the Addicks Reservoir on Aug. 29. JAY JANNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Hurricane Harvey caused havoc. It destroyed homes. It took lives.

It also revealed acts of kindness and quiet heroism.

American-Statesman reporter Sebastian Herrera and photographer Jay Janner left Austin on Aug. 28 to cover Harvey’s destruction in the Houston area and Beaumont.