HOUSTON — “I’m not an individual who can simply sit nonetheless. I really feel trapped. I really feel like I’m simply caught on this lodge.”
These are the phrases of Burnetta Smith as she and her husband discovered themselves caught in Houston after their Valentine’s Day journey to Texas grew to become one thing a lot completely different amid historic wintry climate in Texas. Smith, who’s from Bedford, stated they anticipated spending round $500 for the journey, however have as an alternative needed to pay a minimum of $600 a day as lodge costs have skyrocketed.
“Even the lodge is working out of meals,” she stated. “I went downstairs they usually solely had like two choices to seize one thing to eat, it’s working out of meals.”
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Smith defined how discovering meals outdoors of the lodge has additionally been tough.
“The road for Popeyes might be just a little over a mile lengthy, and there’s no manner there’s sufficient meals in there for everyone who’s in line,” she stated.
The couple stated they discovered themselves locked out of the lodge on one event attributable to energy outages after they left to exit for meals. Then, as soon as they had been in a position to return to their room, they discovered there was no water.
Smith tells 3News they had been initially supposed to go away days in the past on Tuesday, however now might not have the ability to get a flight till Saturday. They are saying they’re very grateful for family and friends who’ve supplied to assist pay for a few of their bills. They’re praying for everybody’s security.
Many in Texas have been with out electrical energy — or warmth — for a number of days.