By: Kyle James | 08-29-2017 | News
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Trapped By Floodwaters, Texan Woman Realizes 'There's Nowhere To Go'

One resident in Dickinson, Texas shared her story when she and her family had to leave everything behind amid rising floodwaters. She began by saying, "If I start crying, I’m so sorry." Ashley Yell is a resident in Dickinson, Texas who evacuated her home early Sunday after Hurricane Harvey brought torrents of rain and massive flooding. Harvey is a category 4 storm and rescue efforts are still underway in Houston and the surrounding area.

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Hundreds of thousands of Texas residents are being slowly forced away from their homes by 15 trillion gallons of water and rising. Yell described in the interview how she and her family left their flooded home and relied on strangers in boats to ferry them to across flood waters to a friend's home. She recalls the moment they discovered their home was flooded, her husband Travis had decided to get out of bed to bring their 1-year-old daughter to sleep with them. "When he stepped down, there were two feet of water off of our bed," she said. "So we both got up and there was already water throughout our entire house.” When they realized the urgency of the situation the parents gathered diapers and other supplies to evacuate. "We jumped into the car and realized there’s nowhere to go," Yell explained. "All the major roads around us in a circle were all underwater. I had called 911 to ask them if there was any access to just leave and they said no, just stay to higher ground."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">15 yr old Declan and friends have been picking people up in Meyerland since late morning <a href="">@HoustonChron</a> <a href="">#houstonflood</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Mark Mulligan (@mrkmully) <a href="">August 27, 2017</a></blockquote>

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The Yell family eventually hitched a ride on a stranger's boat but they had no way of reaching their nearest family and friends. "So we were contacting family and friends and all of our friends were trying to get to us, but the water was so high in the area," Yell said.

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