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By Jessica Miller
Enid News & Eagle 

Finding refuge in Enid

• Relatives of Norville Ritter relocate after home flooded during Hurricane Harvey


September 15, 2017


It's how Fred and Edith Birdsall, Houston residents who relocated to Enid last Friday, describe how they feel.

The couple, who own a hurricane-flooded home, was picked up last week.

"We are truly refugees from the flood," Fred said.

"We have been rescued, yes," Edith said.

The morning after Hurricane Harvey hit, Edith woke up around 6 a.m.

"It was so quiet, and we knew the hurricane would come, but Hurricane Ike in 2008 was so loud. We didn't hear anything, so I looked out of the window in back and the whole garage, the whole driveway, was under water. So I ran downstairs into the...

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