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September 22, 2017

9/8/2017 1:58:00 PM
Hurricane Harvey - one family's survival story
J. Patrick Reilly

Former Dodgeville resident Jeron Quincy has been known in this area as an outstanding wrestler and all-around good kid.
To his family who survived the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, he is known as a hero.
Quincy and his wife, the former Rebecca Miller of Dodgeville, and their four children, made the decision to evacuate their home in Missouri City, TX, on Sunday night when it became apparent the levee around their gated community was not going to hold back the water much longer. The 50 inches of rain Harvey dropped on the area, the most ever recorded in a disaster in this country, would make holding back the water impossible.
It had already been a whirlwind in the truest sense of the word. Before the hurricane hit, the area was assaulted by tornados, one passing very near their house at 1:30 a.m. on a Friday. That started the evacuation process early for those who lost their roof or in other ways had damage that made their homes unlivable.
The family of six - the Quincy's have four children from 16 months to age seven - packed what they could in one suitcase and Monday morning loaded what belongings they were taking and the family dog in Jeron's truck and Rebecca's Buick Enclave. The were heading to the Chartan home where Corey and Brian, two of their friends, had offered them space to ride out the storm. The home was about 10 miles away.
"When we were leaving, the storm sewers were overflowing," Jeron said. "We knew then that we had made the right decision."...
See the rest of the story in the September 7 Chronicle issue.

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