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PASADENA, Texas (AP) ” The line snakes on and on, along a wall inside the shopping mall, each person in search of help after a hurricane swamped their town.
As they wait, they ruminate.
Samantha Cusson, a 31 year old mother of two, found out just before Harvey hit that she’s pregnant with a third. She worries about finding a doctor for checkups and wonders when the Subway shop she works at will reopen. When it finally does, she wonders who she’ll find to baby sit her girls after the storm scattered those she turned to, and how she’ll get to work, since her car was flooded. Her next check will be a pittance, the rent is already overdue, and there are no savings.
Most of all, she worries about shielding her children from the reality that washed in.”I can’t show it,” she said of her apprehensions. at the makeshift relief center in this community southeast of Houston, and already some 150 people are queued up for supplies. The line stretches through the mall entrance back into a deserted office,
where those who wait are presented a checklist of items they need, from toilet paper to blankets to clothing. They’ll wind through banks of cubicles where volunteers have sorted clothes into sizes, and amassed all sorts of things ” school supplies, dog food, walkers.
Beth Bronikowsky hopes to find a pair of shoes. After her apartment flooded, the 39 year old sloshed around barefoot until her stepfather found a pair of aqua shoes for her. She already had enough on her plate, having suffered a stroke that has her walking with a wooden cane and making frequent trips to the doctor. Now, she’s preoccupied with the loss of most of her belongings, not to mention the growing stink of mold at home and the nagging feeling she’ll have to find a new place.
Her mom, Norma Fexer, says she’s lucky to have only 5 inches of water in her southeast Houston home, but her carpets and floors were ruined. Fexer, 65, has no flood insurance and knows she’ll have to do the repairs piece by piece, all while worrying another storm could come.