With the 9,000 people taken into Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center already doubling the venue’s 5,000 seat capacity, and the American Red Cross rounding out the number of citizens continuing to seek shelter, Hurricane Harvey has brought its impacted areas to a state of desperation, and frustrations are naturally boiling over.
A mother of two had a meltdown on air while CNN’s Rosa Flores interviewed her from the Houston center. She appeared to be prepared to answer questions until Flores brought up stories of mother’s who’ve had to save their children. It was at that point that she reflected on her own experience, before going off on the interviewer.
“We walked through 4 ft of water to get them food on the first day. Yea, that’s a lot of s**t. But y’all sit here and try to interview people at their worst times. Like, that’s not the smartest thing to do. Like, people are really breaking down and y’all sitting here with cameras and microphones trying to ask what the f**k is wrong with us,” the woman said. “With me shivering cold and my kids wet, and you’re still putting the microphone in my face.”
It is estimated that the city will ultimately need to accommodate 30,000 people in the 45 shelters around the Houston area.
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