“All we can do is hope and pray,” Texas family flees to Oklahoma ahead of Harvey

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A family who evacuated to Oklahoma City before Hurricane Harvey said they're playing the waiting game.

"In Sugar Land Friday morning, it was real windy and... around 12 o'clock it got real, real eerie. So, I just told the family 'Let's just go ahead and leave," said Stephanie Jean-Pierre.

For John-Pierre and her loved ones, this experience is all too familiar.

"We were actually living in the lower 9th Ward when Katrina happened. So, we lost everything then. I don't know what we lost now, because we haven't been back," Jean-Pierre said.

Those who didn't evacuate tell Jean-Pierre the area has been hit hard with strong winds and flooding.

She said many people chose not to evacuate and she wishes the Sugar Land community would've had a bit more warning.

"They did not give any evacuations. They didn't say how strong the storm would be but, because of Katrina, we were prepared for the worst," Jean-Pierre said.

Now, it's simply a waiting game.

"My house and my business, we don't know how either one of them panned out to be. All we can do is hope and pray that everything is okay," Jean-Pierre said.

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