A Flint resident is rebuilding her life after it changed in a moment of horror.
Jacqueline Curtis’ home is just across the street from the house that exploded November 22 on Hogarth Avenue.
For the past few nights, she has been sheltered in a hotel, facing an uncertain future, but she told TV5 that she feels lucky because even she is not sure she will survive. disaster.
“I think it’s the end of the world,” Curtis said.
She was in the house when the house across the street exploded.
“Lights were flying everywhere, things were falling, we were stuck in the house because of all the debris,” said Curtis, “We had to run to the backyard and jump the fence. Everything is still exploding.”
Her home was among more than two dozen severely damaged homes. But the outside hides the chaos on the inside.
“Everything was just destroyed in there,” said Curtis, “We were going to stay in a hotel for a few weeks. After that, I don’t know what will happen.”
Curtis said they currently have no electricity or gas, but she comes back every day to pick up the pieces. She told TV5 that the Red Cross helped her, little by little, to bring her back to normal.
“Even now, it’s unbelievable. It’s unbelievable. But we have to slowly start rebuilding and do whatever we can,” Curtis said. We don’t know, so we’re just worried that it could happen to us. I just want some answers. “