Hurricane’s ‘life or death’ moments
on the bathroom sink. Finally, the flooding receded.
While Garcia and his wife survived the hurricane’s wrath, he was out Friday searching for his daughter and mother. Kristen Garcia, 32, and her 90-year-old grandmother, Jadwiga Garcia, were staying in a second-floor beachfront apartment Wednesday as the storm came ashore.
Garcia said his daughter called him to say the apartment was flooding and they had taken shelter in the bathroom. He hadn’t seen them in the two days since the storm passed and hadn’t been able to gain access to their apartment.
He had tears in his eyes recalling their last conversation.
“She said, “Dad, get down here,’ ” Garcia said. “I said, ‘It’s too late.’ ”