Evacuees Anxious To Return Home To Survey Damage

By: Eli Ross Email
By: Eli Ross Email

About two thousands evacuees remain in 13 Brazos County shelters. For those evacuees, Bryan/College Station has been a home away from home. Those evacuees are getting antsy to return home to survey the damage.

At the Hyatt Place in College Station -- the hotel was booked -- as those like Jordan Genest and her family took cover... all with a watchful eye on the TV for any news from home.

"We don't have power...we don't have water, but I have yet to see a live or hear from someone who has seen our neighborhood," said Genest.

At Bryan High School, where the gym served as home for nearly 600, news from home brought with it worries.

"They are breaking into houses...my sister said...her house," said evacuee, Jose Garcia.

Garcia says he is glad he evacuated to Bryan, but still, now that the storm has passed, his anxiety has only increased.

"I want to protect my house...the little stuff that I do got...its mine," he said.

Some people are from the Houston-area...no one is being allowed to go back. How long that may be is the question-- a question on everyone's minds.

The answers to those questions will come in the hours and days ahead--as evacuees wait to see if the home they left is the home they will return to.

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