This Harvey survivor walked 12 miles through flooded roads, but then one phone call broke him into tears

October 27, 2017 10:13 am Last Updated: October 27, 2017 10:13 am

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, a man who lost everything in the storm had walked miles in the dark trying to find his father. The man broke down after he finally got his dad on the phone.

When Aaron Mitchell, a resident of Aransas Pass, described the devastation that Hurricane Harvey had caused in an interview with CNN, he was trying to hold back his tears, as he had been unable to contact his family. He revealed how he had walked 12 miles in the dark to his father’s house trying to find him.

“There’s been no cell service since Thursday, Friday. Haven’t gotten ahold of anybody. If my mom and dad is watching, I’m okay. My mom’s in Oklahoma and my dad, there’s no telling where my dad’s at. I’m here in Rockport, waiting on you,” he said.

When he was asked to describe the storm, Mitchell said: “I felt like ‘The Wizard of Oz’ man. I was scared. I’ve seen a lot of things but that terrified me.”

“I just lost everything I worked for. Everything,” he continued. “The only thing I got are the clothes on my back,” he said, visibly shaken.

The CNN reporter later lent Mitchell a satellite phone to reach his dad. When the line got through, Mitchell broke down and told his dad, “Dad I love you.”

After he spoke with his dad, he got on a bus that was dispatched for Aransas Pass residents, helping them evacuate to Austin, which is also where Mitchell’s father is.

Watch the touching video below:

Photo Credit: YouTube Screenshot | CNN.