HOUSTON – Virginia Holcomb’s eyes welled up as she described her gratitude in knowing the road home has been paved.
“I’ve waited for so long since Harvey,” said Holcomb, who has resided in the Bear Creek area of west Harris County for 23 years.
During Hurricane Harvey, flooding from Barker and Addicks Reservoirs inundated homes, including Holcomb’s, who evacuated her home in the middle of the night.
“(The water) came in a matter of minutes through my garage door, front door, and back door. It just gushed in, gushed in I’d never seen anything like it,” Holcomb said.
Holcomb returned home one month after the flooding subsided to begin the process of rebuilding. She retired just before Harvey and used most of her retirement fund to pay for her home to be gutted and re-wired.
“It was getting lower and lower and lower. It was almost gone,” Holcomb said.
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