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Houston woman rescued from flooded home by San Antonians

Woman fears everything in home destroyed

HOUSTON – A woman rescued from neck-deep water in her Houston home by good Samaritans from San Antonio who showed up in a boat, went back the next day to assess the damage, only to find she couldn’t even get into her neighborhood.

The woman, who did not want to be identified, said she’s grateful to the San Antonians who rescued her. Although, she now fears that 30 years of memories have been washed away.

“It started raining so hard and the water started rising,” she said.

The woman’s west Houston home is two stories, so she thought she could wait it out, but Sunday night after eating dinner, she began to realize that was impossible.

“I went to the door to look, and the water had gotten so high, it was almost the most frightening thing I had ever seen,” she said.

The generator blew out, and the woman called 911 and was put on a waiting list. A few hours later, a boat was at her front door.

“I heard a bang on the door. These fine people from San Antonio came with their boat,” she said.

The woman tried to go back to her home Tuesday to see the damage, but the water was still too high.

“I don’t know what I’m going to find when I get home,” she said,

The woman said the San Antonians who helped her went right back to rescuing others. Jet skis, canoes, kayaks and other water vessels were seen taking people in the woman’s neighborhood Tuesday. 

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