Transcript for Houston resident waits for rescue on roof
We have been following the catastrophe flooding this Texas all morning long and joined by ayesha Nelson stranded on the roof of her apartment building and I know you're there with dozens of other people. Our heart goes out to you. I can't even imagine what it's like for you right now. Tell me how you're doing and how you all are holding up. It's not going good for us. Across the street the building is caring in and there's water everywhere. We have nowhere to go. I have all my children, I have nothing but the clothes on my back. Of course, you just want to get out many I'm assuming you've called authorities. What have they told you? Have they told you how long it will be? I've been calling. They said they don't have no time then we have people trying to rescue an elderly lady yelling for help. Are they giving you any sense of when they're going to get there? No. We don't know and the water is moving fast and it's coming up real, real fast. I wanted to ask you about that. Take me through, you know, when that water started coming into your apartment and how quickly it came in and how you eventually got up to the roof. We came -- it started yesterday, the water started coming in yesterday. We tried to leave but there was nowhere for us to go. So we came across the street to a neighbor's house and we went upstairs because she have a second floor and we've been up here and all the people from surrounding apartments been coming over here so we had to break the window to get outside on the roof because the window was real small and had to take the whole pane out so everybody could fit in. There's like 30 of us on the roof. You have 30 people up there. Do you have any food or water. No, we have nothing. Nothing. I've been on Facebook telling people -- I've been calling every number people send me. I've been calling everybody. I called 911. I called all night last night. Can you tell us exactly where you are. We can try to get you some help as well. We are on -- we are on the chase apartments, 1212 -- 12475 wolf forest boulevard apartment 2002, Houston Texas, 77013. It's in between normandy and wolf forest . Ayesha, we hope helps get there very quickly. You said that the water is rising. How close -- you're on a two-story building. How close is it to you to where you are? I'm going to show you. I'll turn the cameras around. You have people just put this elderly lady on the roof. Across from us. If y'all can see across the street. There's an elderly lady and this is the water. Wow. And ayesha, you actually came to Houston after hurricane Katrina. You were stuck there, as well. Yes. My goodness. The water is starting to come in through the back sounds like it's busting -- Well, we'll do everything we can to get you help as we can as well. Hang in there. I know this is such a difficult situation for you. The second time. We are thinking of you. We are praying for you and thank you for your time this morning and sharing your story. Thank. Please help us. I'm scared. It just breaks your heart. Your heart is racing thinking about their situation. We just spoke with the coast guard. We told them about eye sheesh that's situation and given them her address and we will continue to keep you updated on her situation.
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