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As Janice and Bobby Jucker looked at security camera footage from the days when Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters swept around their Three Brothers Bakery, they saw that a current had indeed formed in the store. Containers filled with flour and loose bagels surfed the room just before the power completely turned off the video.
The devastating storm of 2017 wasn’t their first and they know only too well it won’t be their last. Three Brothers has been a Houston institution since 1949, when Polish siblings opened their first location on Holman Street. In 1960, they moved an outpost of the store to South Braeswood Boulevard off Stella Link Road, a stone’s throw from Bray’s Bayou. The bakery has weathered powerful hurricanes such as Allison (2001) and Ike (2008), the Memorial Day (2015) and Tax Day (2016) floods. Then came Harvey, the largest rain event in US history.