Valley Native Reacts to Flooding in Houston

3 years 1 month 3 days ago Sunday, August 27 2017 Aug 27, 2017 August 27, 2017 7:04 PM August 27, 2017 in News

HOUSTON--A valley native who works in Houston is reacting to now tropical storm Harvey.
     Christina Martinez told us she doesn't know when she'll be able to return to her job at the University of Houston. She said she's never seen anything like what they're experiencing now.
     "I know Houston floods, but I've never seen it this bad," Martinez said.
     Christina Martinez is originally from Donna, but lives and works in Houston as a residential advisor at the University of Houston.
     "I've been there three years and I've lived on campus the whole time. That is where all my stuff is," she said.
     Martinez said the University shut down on Friday. In an email she received today, she was notified the campus is now closed through Wednesday.
     She knows it could be longer than that.
     "It's near a bayou and it has completely flooded. The first floor of some of the townhouses have flooded. So they had to evacuate those residents to another residential hall," Martinez said.
     Martinez said, like many, she's staying up to date through social media.
     "It's pretty crazy. I've seen a lot of pictures from highways where the water is up to the speed limit signs and people's cars are pretty much just sunken in. People are out on kayaks going everywhere," Martinez said.
     She hopes the worst is over.

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