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'I've been crying since Friday' - New Yorker describes losing contact with Dad in Texas during Harvey

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Lucy Yang has more from local residents with family in the Houston-area.

Texans living in the Tri-State Area are worried about their loved ones there - including one New Yorker who is there visiting family.

New York City to Houston is 1,600 miles, but that long distance must feel insufferable for those with family in Texas, potentially in trouble.

23-year-old Dylan Stone, who lives on the Upper East Side flew down to Dallas Friday morning, got in a car, and started driving to see his father in Sinton, Texas. He got as far as San Antonio, then lost contact with his father all-day Saturday. It was the worst day of his life.

"I actually came to terms with...having to find my dad's body," Stone said.

Stone says he 'cried a lot.'

"I've been crying since Friday," he said.

Thankfully, his father survived. The two were finally reunited Sunday night in Sinton. The small town of Sinton survived the hurricane, but 30 miles away in Rockport there was pure devastation.

"My hometown was pretty much leveled. There's pieces of houses everywhere. RV parks that have been toppled over," said Todd Baxley.

Baxley moved to Brooklyn six years ago, but his family, his friends, his roots are in Rockport.

"I wish I could be there to help," he added.

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