USCBP of El Paso will be sending resources, personnel to help victims of Hurricane Michael
EL PASO, Texas —
As Hurricane Michael makes its way to Alabama and Georgia, Floridians are waiting in the dark looking toward recovery.
KFOX14 spoke with members of one family who survived the day’s storms. They tell us it’s the worst they’ve ever experienced.
“We lost power about 12:30 this afternoon,” Wayne Brock said.
With no power and poor reception, our phone call barely managed to get through to the Brock family in Marianna, Florida.
“We live in an area where there’s a lot of greenery, there’s a lot of trees, a lot of shrubbery, it’s more rural setting but now there’s no trees. It looks like a plane came in and just took out the tops of all the trees,” Brock said.
With no mandatory evacuation, the family was set on hunkering down like they normally do during storms. But Hurricane Michael proved to be much stronger than they expected.
“This is the first time I’ve ever been scared to sit through it. While I had my wife and my kids, we were sitting in the hall and we got the Bible in the hall, we’re praying on that bad boy and we’re making sure we all have our hands on it,” Brock said.
The family thought they had prepared for the Category 4 hurricane.
“We boarded up our windows and thank God we did, and that’s the first time we’ve ever done that,” Brock said.
Soon enough, help from El Paso will be arriving to the area. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is sending resources including personnel to help once the storm clears out.
It's help for which Brock says he’s thankful.
“It’s going to be a while before we get to normal,” Brock said. “Thank God he let us live through this.”
The American Red Cross in El Paso is also prepared to send volunteers to the affected areas. They tell us they’re still assessing the situation before making any final decisions.