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Aug262017

As Harvey slams Texas, an expectant mother's C-section may be in jeopardy

ABC News(CORPUS CHRISTI) -- A cloud of uncertainty now hangs over an expectant mother who had to flee her home in Texas to avoid Hurricane Harvey's wrath: She's slated to have a C-section on Tuesday, but now that the Category 4 storm has slammed into the Lone Star State, she's unsure if it'll happen.

Danielle Weeks -- joined by husband William Weeks and their daughters Annabella, 5, and Elizabeth, 18 months -- fled their home in Port Aranas after being told to evacuate. They headed to a Best Western, only to be evacuated from there and forced to move to another hotel. Weeks' mother is with the family as well.

So now, surrounded by bags of belongings and a weekend's supply of food, the family is hunkering down at a Holiday Inn in Corpus Christi, located about 45 minutes west of Port Aranas.

"I don't really know what's going to happen,” Danielle told ABC News of her scheduled C-section.

"We have to call [the doctor] on Monday," William chimed in. "That'll be the next news we get -- is what to do on Monday."

And in addition to worrying about the delivery of their child, the Weeks said they are also nervous that their home, an RV, might not make it through the storm. They moved in a month ago after relocating from Colorado.

"Knowing in a couple of days that we might not have our trailer anymore --, " William said, trailing off before starting to tear up.

Finishing her husband's sentence, Danielle said, "It's kind of scary."

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas late Friday night, slamming coastal areas with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph with even stronger gusts. It's the strongest to hit the state in decades, with catastrophic flooding expected.

For now, eldest child Annabella bounces around the small hotel room, enjoying what she assumes is an impromptu vacation. Meanwhile, her little sister, Elizabeth, sleeps soundly on a double bed.

"We just have to take it day by day and see what happens," William said.


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