HOUSTON (FOX 26) - “It was very scary,” said 90-year-old Margery Ambrose. She and her husband lived in their Memorial-area home for nearly fifty years.
The couple had weathered many storms but nothing like Hurricane Harvey.
“We looked out there, were some men across the street helping some people," added Ambrose. "They had a boat, they put us in the boat.”
There was three-to-four feet of water inside Ambrose’s two-story home.
Clothes, furniture and irreplaceable photographs were gone for good.
“It was such a shock that it was even happening,” said Ambrose. She didn’t know it at the time, but another shock was on its way.
“My husband passed away about four weeks after the flood,” said Ambrose.
“I woke up that morning and I thought, 'There’s water in the floor! Why are we having water in the floor?,’" said 94-year-old Sue Stone. She added that it was the first time her two-story Memorial-area townhouse took in water during a flood.
Most of her belongings were gone including scrapbooks and photos of her late husband.
“I really never grieved about it," said Stone. "I guess you get in the mode of doing what needs to be done.”
Instead of rebuilding their homes, both women moved into Parkway Place, a faith-based non-profit senior living community.
The women are two of twenty senior citizens who decided to move to Parkway Place instead of rebuilding what Harvey destroyed.
“I just kind of put it behind me," said Ambrose. "I really don’t dwell on it or think about it too much anymore.”