Former ABC30 reporter among the many affected by Hurricane Harvey

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Amanda Perez spent several years on the streets of the Central Valley as a reporter and anchor here at ABC30 before heading home to the Houston area in 2013. (KFSN)

Amanda Perez spent several years on the streets of the Central Valley as a reporter and anchor here at ABC30 before heading home to the Houston area in 2013.

"Right about now I'm missing those 110 degree weather days."

Instead of extreme heat, Perez is experiencing another type of extreme weather pattern. She and her husband live in Fort Bend County, just southwest of Houston, and a levee protects their home from the Brazos River running alongside their neighborhood.

The river came up over the levee last year, but the projections have it coming much higher this week.

"It's unprecedented, and so, not knowing what's going to happen. Jay and I decided that we were going to leave while we still could," said Perez.

Perez talked to us via Skype from a relative's house, where she and Jay evacuated just in time. Photos from the neighborhood show they would not be able to go anywhere now. Rescue crews are coming for stranded families in the area, who will now rely on the Red Cross or other charities delivering supplies.

Several Fresno area schools are even collecting clothes, food, and money to ship to Texas. In the meantime, millions of people are looking ahead to an uncertain future.

"The Houston area, how does it recover from something like that? Where do you even start? Because we don't even know the full extent of the damage," said Perez.

A Fresno Red Cross crew is already helping out and we have talked to a couple other people working on plans to deliver relief supplies, but they haven't finalized their plans just yet.

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