As the effects of the Hurricane Harvey are being felt here in the Sun City, News Channel Nine spoke with one man who is experiencing the storm first hand. He is from El Paso and says he has never seen anything quite like it.
Ernesto Herrera has lived in Houston for 3 years, he says when preparing for Hurricane Harvey he was surprised with what he saw at gas stations and super markets across the city.
He was met with long lines and people fighting for water and their spot in line to fill up their gas tank. Overall he says he and his family aren’t scared but excited.
“Since this is our first time we are actually kind of excited because we have never seen something like this before so I am sure we are going to be anticipating what this experience is like and I don’t think that, because of the unknown we don’t know how these things play out we may have a bit of anxiety,” Herrera said.
Herrera says that he and his family have prepared for about 5 to 7 days without power and water and were able to fill up their gas tank and snag 5 cases of water.
If you want to help prepare for Hurricane Harvey United Blood Services is asking El Pasoans for blood and platelet donations.
United Blood Services locations accepting donations is the East Side location at 1338 N. Zaragoza, on the West Side at 424 S. Mesa Hills Dr., or in Las Cruces at 1200 Commerce Dr. You can also find a mobile location by going to www.bloodhero.com