Texas Man Reconnects With Father After Hurricane Harvey [VIDEO]

Amber Athey White House Correspondent

A Texas man was able to reconnect with his father through a phone call after Hurricane Harvey flooded him out of his home.

Aaron Mitchell, who lives in Aransas Pass, Texas, told CNN that he walked 12 miles to get to Rockport after the hurricane forced him out of his trailer.

“I lost everything,” Mitchell said. “It wiped me out. This is my first hurricane, and I’m scared.”

Mitchell said he was unable to contact his parents to let them know he is OK because the cell service in the area had been knocked out. However, about 30 minutes after he first appeared on CNN, Mitchell was able to talk to his father via a satellite phone.

“OK, Dad, I’m going to jump on a bus and I’m gonna be there,” Mitchell said to his father through tears. “Are you OK?”

“Dad, I love you,” the call continued. “Alright, I’m gonna get off here and I’ll be right there. … Bye, dad.”


Hurricane Harvey has brought devastation to many areas of Texas as the storm brought over 100 mile per hour winds and intense flooding from heavy rainfall. At least five have been reported dead as a result of the storm.

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