In the 1990's,
Las Vegas began building storm-drainage tunnels to protect the tourist destination from raging flood waters.
In 2014, the Sacremento Bee reported that over the past previous FIVE YEARS
Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital had dumped 1,500 homeless patients
over state lines so that the poor wretches could wander the glamorous locale of Los Angeles Skid Row.
In the summer,
temperatures can reach 115 degrees, but it is 15 degrees cooler in the tunnels.
When it rains,
the tunnels can be flooded with water at the rate of a foot per minute, making them deadly.
The scorpions, the addicts, and the borderline personalities make them a mockery of a haven.
They sleep by day, prowl the casino slots by night,
a practice called "Credit Hustling."
Sometimes you can make as much as $50 a night by
finding money on the carpet or still in the slot machines left by drunk customers.
It's all about survival, keeping the darkness at bay one sunset at a time.
How is your home compared to this?