Lawrenceburg woman in Houston unable to get cancer treatments due to Hurricane Harvey

Posted at 4:51 PM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-28 17:30:59-04

CINCINNATI -- A Lawrenceburg, Indiana woman in Houston for cancer treatment is now among those who are stuck due to Hurricane Harvey.

Amy Lake went down to Texas for radiation treatments for breast cancer. Now she's holed up in central Harris County amidst the Houston areas's record rainfall and flooding. She cannot receive her last two treatments because the hospital is open only for emergencies, and she can't leave because the airport is closed.

"I just want to be able to get home and get this over with," she said. "I've been doing this since January this treatment and I miss my kids and my home and my family."

Lake and her husband have a place to stay on higher ground, but they still haven't felt totally safe.

"We've been up a lot at night because of the Tornado Watches and the flooding and not being from here, just not knowing you know what the protocol is for those things," she said.

Their children are with family back home, Lake said.

Despite being stuck and unable to get her cancer treatment, Lake said they were very lucky compared ot others.

"Everything's put into perspective, though, when you see all the other people going through what they're going through," Lake said.

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