Disaster Diaries: Surviving the Flood: Hear My Story
Heather C. Hudak
1 Jun 2020
Crabtree Publishing Company
In 2016, southern China experienced such heavy rain the water broke through levees causing devastating floods. Based on the experiences of many flood victims, this fictional story follows Lan and her family who are rescued from the roof of their home in Xingtai. After leaving a shelter, they have no other option than to return home to rebuild without enough food, power, or a way to communicate. Interspersed with facts and case studies about the different ways floods start, this narrative tells a story common to many people who have had to flee and rebuild their lives after losing their homes, possessions, and sometimes, loved ones.