Young Texas couple stuck in the Twin Cities

West Monroe, La (KNOE) - The family didn't evacuate.

Billy Wilson, his wife and mother-in-law left Lake Jackson to come to their own baby shower in West Monroe.

They were only suppose to be gone for the weekend, but because of what is now Tropical Storm Harvey, it looks like that weekend has turned into a week.

"As a man, I can't go to work. I can't make any money. I have a baby on the way. I have a car note, I have bills to pay, and that hurts," Billy said. "It makes me feel overwhelmed and under whelmed."

He grabbed his eight-month pregnant wife and her mother and headed to Louisiana right before Hurricane Harvey came in and did its dirty work.

The family is living in a house with 10 other people in West Monroe-sleeping on couches and air mattresses.

"I'm stressed and it's hard. We have 10 puppies and I have been bottle feeding them. And, I miss them a lot," Maddyson Wilson said.

Her entire family, except her mom, is still in Texas.

They don't know what their home looks like.

They only have pictures that were taken soon after they left.

"I have a pregnant wife here. Plus, my mother law. I'm not going to put them through that type of danger," Billy said.

Stress is one thing they are trying to stay away from.

"I almost brought myself into labor," Maddyson said.

She is already starting to dilate and thanks god her baby will be safe.

Wilson said he just started a new job in Texas.

He can't get ahold of anyone to let them know where he is and how he's doing.

The family will stay with Billy's parents until it's safe for them to go back home.



 
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