Besieged by the Bay

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Buck Smith lost two of his walls to Carla and spent the first few days after the storm shooting at looters and pulling pieces of barge out of his living room. Smith, who thinks he'll move back to Houston soon, knows in his bones that the Big One is on its way.

There will be another hurricane, he says, and "it'll wipe out this place.

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