DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A couple in Douglas County are watching and waiting as their three grandchildren are stuck in a Houston suburb in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
While the now-classified Tropical Storm Harvey did not hit Colorado, the immense storm has touched hearts across the Denver metro community.
“It’s very, very concerning,” said Ron Hranac, who lives just south of Lone Tree.
Ron and his wife Denise are grandparents to Aidan, 15, Gavin, 17, and Korbin, 22, who live in the Houston suburb of Richmond.
Their father suddenly passed away in 2016 at the age of 39. Now, the Hranac’s cherish the legacy that lives on through their grandsons, whose safety is threatened by Tropical Storm Harvey.
“They don’t have basements there, so it’s not like you have the basement to fill up first,” said Denise.
They provided a photo showing floodwaters inching up to the house of a family member in Rosenberg, Texas, where the boys are staying.
“It’s a little scary,” Ron told CBS4’s Melissa Garcia.
Ron, who is a CBS4 Weather Watcher, is monitoring Harvey with specialized radar.
He said that more than 20 inches of rain so far had pummeled the neighborhood, essentially trapping their grandchildren.
“We got word from our daughter-in-law this morning that there’s a sinkhole on a major road out of the subdivision. So they’re kind of stuck,” he said.
Nearby, the rising Brazos River forced residents to evacuate.
“If (the storm) continues over the next couple days as the forecasts suggest that it will, this certainly could take a turn for the worst. So, we’ve got our fingers crossed. We’re praying for them and hoping for the best,” Ron said.
The grandsons and their mother opted to ride out the storm at the home of a family member with a generator in case of a power outage.