One week into former Ojai woman's new life, Harvey hit

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Photo by Gaylene Graham
Flood waters around former Ojai resident Gaylene Graham’s Texas home have caused her to seek refuge in a hotel.
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter 
After splitting her time between California and Texas for more than decade, Gaylene Graham left Ojai June 1 and moved into her recently refurbished home in Tombull, Texas Aug. 18.
One week later, rain from tropical cyclone Harvey began falling on Tombull.
“I just started getting everything set up and it happened,” said Graham, who has taken refuge in a La Quinta Inn with her canine companion, Carlos. “Within 24 hours, everything was underwater.”

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