Displaced Woman in Texas: ‘This Little Girl Was Just Frozen’

August 28, 2017 Updated: August 28, 2017    

A woman inside a Houston-area shelter said children there need help as soon as possible.

“I see these people come in and this little girl was just frozen,” the lady said, referring to a small girl there. “These kids need help.”

“I don’t even know what to say,” the upset woman told Fox News. “They’re not my kids, but I’ll tell you what, I love them like they’re my own.”

Some 30,000 Texans have been displaced by Hurricane Harvey—now a tropical storm—after it brought winds and more importantly, heavy flooding throughout the region. Harvey hit southeast Texas on Friday, Aug. 25, with reports saying that at least five people died.

And it’s unclear when the rain will stop, according to forecasters.

“This is a landmark event for Texas,” FEMA Administrator Brock Long said, per CNN. “Texas has never seen an event like this.”


Several places in the area have received more than 2 feet of rain. Until next week, there might be another 2 feet.

People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, is expected to dump upwards to 40 inches of rain in Texas over the next couple of days.  (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
People on a flooded street as they evacuate their homes on Aug. 28,2017, in Houston, Texas.  The area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, Aug. 25, is expected to dump upward of 40 inches of rain in Texas over the next couple of days. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

“The word catastrophic does not appropriately describe what we’re facing,” said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas). “We just don’t know when it’s going to end.”

Harvey is expected to remain over the state’s Gulf Coast for the next few days, dropping a year’s worth of rain in about a week, with threats of flooding extending into neighboring Louisiana, Reuters reported.

Residents use a truck to navigate through flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, Texas, U.S. August 27, 2017. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif)
Residents use a truck to navigate through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, Texas,  Aug. 27, 2017. (Adrees Latif/Reuters)

Barbara Koster stands on her front door as she surveys her property.  (REUTERS/Adrees Latif)
Barbara Koster stands on her front door surveying her property.(Adrees Latif/ Reuters)

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott activated all 12,000 members of the state’s National Guard, who joined local police in the effort to rescue people before waters rise again, with another 15 inches to 25 inches of rain expected in the coming days.

“The goal is rescue. That’s the major focus for today,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner told reporters.

Reuters contributed to this report.