Former Moore resident describes damage to home after Hurricane Harvey
Lake Conroe, Texas (KOKH) —
A former Oklahoman, now living in Texas, is left with thousands of dollars in damages after Harvey flooded his home.
Corey Witherspoon is a former marine, who moved from Moore to Lake Conroe, TX in 2015. Lake Conroe is about 40 miles north of downtown Houston. Heavy rains have caused Lake Conroe to reach record high levels, flooding Witherspoon's home. He tells FOX 25 he was never evacuated.
"I have water damage in my garage, in my downstairs bathroom, two of the downstairs bedrooms, and by the front door where the water came through," he says.
He describes the scene in his hometown as neighbors helping neighbors. He says it's a similar scene that he saw in 2013.
"There's people coming in from out of state to help here just like they did after the tornado. Just people pouring in to to give anybody that needs it a helping hand."
Witherspoon has a message for those that have been in similar shoes, if you've needed the help before it's time to pay it forward.
"If you had somebody come in in 2013 to help you during the tornado, look to give back to somebody down here."