Twice now, disaster hitting two of America’s biggest cities touched Corey Brewer’s life.
In August, when Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and caused historic flooding and nearly $200 billion in damage, the water crept up to the edge of Brewer’s home before it receded. On Wednesday, when wildfires ripped through Los Angeles, only the smoke and ash reached Brewer’s Tarzana home.
Both times, he left the experience feeling like one of the lucky ones.
“It’s crazy right now,” Brewer said. “All you can do is pray for the people in L.A. Pray for the people in the mountains all over there. It was bad. They said it’s getting even worse. They said the wind’s getting...