Tropical Storm Harvey’s unprecedented rainfall and flooding have destroyed the properties and livelihoods of millions of people.
The storm’s heavy winds and rain also caused electrical fires, leading to the burning down of several homes.
Per Daily Mail:
Jesus Rojas Jr and his extended family had fled their homes in suburban Robstown before Harvey came ashore as a Category 4 hurricane, bringing life-threatening 130mph winds and catastrophic flooding.
In the end, the inferno reduced all three homes to ashes, including the family’s main three-story Victorian-style house.
The family returned to the homes to see if anything was salvageable or if any of their belongings were in good shape:
When the Rojas family returned to survey the devastation and try to salvage some of their belongings from the scorched rubble, they discovered the statute of the Virgin Mary standing intact amid the debris.
‘Some may blame God and some may blame the hurricane, but the only thing standing were holy things,’ Rojas’ grown daughter, Natali, said. ‘As you can see, this statue is the only thing that survived, I dug in there for things and all I found is a Virgin Mary.’
Mr. Rojas thanked God for safeguarding his family during the catastrophic storm:
Mr Rojas, the family patriarch, expressed gratitude that no one perished in the fire and thanked the local firefighters for putting themselves in harm’s way to try and save their homes in the middle of the hurricane.
‘I believe that throughout my life I’ve suffered a lot, we were migrants. We worked all of our lives in fields and trying to show our families how to stay strong, how to believe in God and keep everybody together as a family,’ he said.
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