A Belvidere woman took her son to college in Texas to start his fall semester, and is now stranded as a result for Hurricane Harvey.

Estella Cantu Ramirez flew into Houston to drop off her son at college and had no idea her stay would be much longer and scary than what she originally planned.

She explains the flooding she has witnessed and the situation with her family.


Ramirez was supposed to return to Rockford on Sunday, but her flight was been cancelled, and she is not sure how long she will be stranded in the flood area.

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