Texas woman stuck in Oklahoma as her firefighter fiance fights Harvey waters
SAPULPA, Okla. (KTUL) -- Harvey has disrupted life for many across Texas and around the country, including a woman from Galveston who’s now stuck in Sapulpa.
All Amanda Shirey wants is to be back with Matt. Her fiance is in Houston rescuing storm victims while she’s stranded in Oklahoma.
“I’m just worried that something is going to happen and I'm not there," said Shirey.
He’s been on the front lines since Harvey made landfall as a category hurricane. The Houston Fire Department paramedic is saving lives and working 48-hour shifts.
“He’s willing to risk his life for the others and I’m so proud of him," said Shirey.
Matt popped the question in Galveston outside Amanda’s job in April. That’s when she made plans to visit her mom in Sapulpa.
Amanda came into town Thursday to shop for her wedding dress but Sunday her flight home was canceled.
Two more canceled flights later and she’s getting anxious. Her only hope is to find a way home.
“The toughest part is not being home, it’s just not being home, to know what’s going on," said Shirey.
But her Texas City neighbors have her covered. They've been sending her photos of her house. Luckily it’s not flooded just surrounded by water.
“It’s insane this whole thing has just been so unreal," said Shirey.
And by all accounts the situation is far from over in Houston.
The couple’s wedding is booked in Galveston next June.
We were unable to reach her fiance as he continues working through the storm.