Trapped resident in Houston's 5th Ward speaks

Hayle Holland shares how her home, car and neighborhood are submerged and makes a desperate plea to emergency officials.
1:34 | 08/28/17

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That decision not to order evacuations will no doubt be a major flashpoint in the coming days. Eva, thank you. And on that point, Houston officials reporting the 911 system received over 56,000 calls in 15 hours, from 10:00 P.M. Last night to 1:00 P.M. This afternoon. The wait for some rescues, angering some residents who desperately needed the help. A short time ago, I spoke with Haley Holland. She was trapped in her home, no power since 10:00 P.M., her car submerged, her neighborhood as well. Haley, describe the situation you're in right now. What do you see outside your home? At least six feet of water as far as you can see. Reporter: You're going to try to now evacuate from your house? We're going to put our belongings in an inflatable pool and try to walk chest high in water, three properties over to a shed that looks as if it's above ground a little more than we are. Reporter: What do you want to tell emergency management officials across the country right now? We need help in the fifth ward. We need people here to evacuate people. Everyone has water in their homes now. The water is high enough in the street that you can't pass it on foot. Get people here now before they die. An emotional and angry call for help. Haley Holland tonight. We had encouraged her to stay safe, but she could no longer stay in her home.

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