College Students Worry About Hurricane Hometowns


Hurricane Harvey and Irma have been in the public eye from start to finish.

For some, it’s especially hard to watch because it’s their hometown.

Alexus Arthur talks to two college students that have been watching their cities get destroyed.

“It was very tragic.” said Larry Overstreet, MSU Senior/Fort Meyers, FL.

“I hated seeing all of it.” said Brileigh Boyce, MSU Senior/Houston, TX.

It happened so fast — two storms attack — and cities are left in ruins.

“I love Houston and seeing Hurricane Harvey and seeing what happened to the city really broke my heart.” said Boyce.

Brileigh Boyce is a Houston native but she’s currently living in North Dakota to get her degree.

“It’s real and it’s so serious to just pay attention and respect.” said Boyce.

Over the past couple of weeks, it’s been heartbreaking watching Hurricane Harvey.

“So much of my friends had damage to their apartments and houses.” said Boyce.

And student, Larry Overstreet can relate to the disaster because his hometown faced Hurricane Irma.

“I felt bad not being down there.” said Overstreet.

Overstreet is from Fort Meyers, Florida and this isn’t the first time he’s seen a hurricane hit.

“The scariest part about it is just hearing it, just hearing that wood get knocked around. You’re isolated inside that house and you don’t know if that house is going to fall down on you or just going to get ripped apart.” said Overstreet.

Knowing how it really feels to go through that kind of storm made it even harder to be here.

“My mom was able to evacuate but my sister, her house is completely destroyed.” said Overstreet.

“Just having to move on with their day like nothing happened is just really heart breaking to me.” said Boyce.

Until the two scholars can return home, they will do what they can to keep Houston and Florida in their thoughts and in their peers.

“Anything I can do with just spreading the word on all social media, that’s what I’m doing to help out.” said Overstreet.

“I will do my best this season to kick butt even more and just keep Houston proud.” said Boyce.

In Minot, Alexus Arthur, KX News.

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