Homeless in the Storms

Homeless in the Storms

The conditions during Thursday night's storm were a bit frightening to witness, as limbs came down, and vehicles were tipped over. .But as KRBC's Nora Hartfeil learned, the severe weather can be downright life threatening for those who are actually living out in the elements.<br><br><br>
The calm after Thursday night's storm couldn't come soon enough.

Especially if a bridge is all you have to separate you from the weather.

"The storm just hits you, and you're homeless, and you've got no where to go", says Trey Newcomb.

Trey Newcomb knows the Abilene streets all too well, as he and his wife lived drifting place to place. And when the dark clouds started to roll in, it was all he could do to keep his family safe, let alone dry.

"I've felt the winds underneath there, and they get pretty bad. Then you go into a gutter", Newcomb tells us.

During Thursday's thunderstorm, many gathered under the MLK bridge to build a fire to cook with and keep warm, but it wasn't long until the heavy smoked put an end to that attempt--a story that Newcomb knows all too well.

"You haven't got time to say 'this is a bad storm', all you got time for is this very minute", Newcomb says.

While many are concerned about what damage the strong winds and heavy rains can bring to their homes, those without homes, are left to their own device, searching for the closest place to take cover.

Trey Newcomb is no longer homeless, but says his one wish when he was homeless, was for someone to invite him in when he was stuck out in the extreme weather.
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