The new home of a Hurricane Katrina survivor, who lost her house eight years ago, also is unlivable after 32 earthquakes assaulted the small Texas town since fracking industries began violating security and other human rights there.
After Melanie Williams’s home was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina, she managed to move to a small town, Azle, outside of Dallas.. Now, her new home is also unlivable.
Pipes in Williams's home kept bursting, even she repeatedly paid to have them repaired. Her house kept creaking and settling. It is now unlivable, according to CBS News.
Last fall, she says she felt something stronger.
"I'm like, ‘Earthquake?’ Could this be the reason that I'm still having this issue after making the repairs that I've had to make?" Williams explained to CBS News.
"Feels like a semi truck hitting your house with a bomb going off," a resident said at a community meeting attended by 800 residents demanding answers and action.
"It was rattling, like on the top of the house, rattle, rattle, rattle," said Margaret Rickett.
"It felt like somebody hit the table and moved the table," Mayor Alan Brundrett said. "Then all of a sudden, I said, 'Wait a second, my chair moved too!' So what was that?"
Fracking has caused house explosions, suicides and miscarriages in nearby Arkansas.
Like hundreds of others in her new community, and millions of others globally, Williams is anxious for answers and action.
“She moved into this house eight years ago, after losing her home to Hurricane Katrina,” CBS reported.
Since fracking started near Azle, the U.S. Geological Survey has recorded 32 earthquakes in the area, ranging from magnitude 2.0 to 3.7.
Deb Hastings, executive vice president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association responded,, “We don't have a whole lot of data in Texas."