Devy Saldivar

Teen leaves heartbreaking plea on social media before Hurricane Harvey engulfs her and her family

A Texas teen girl who likely drowned with her family during the devastating Hurricane Harvey on Sunday, posted a message on Facebook shortly before she disappeared, and the heartbreaking message has many people hugging their loved ones a little tighter.

New York Post reports that at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, 16-year-old Devy Saldivar  posted the message on Facebook in the midst of a tropical storm that dropped more rain in the Houston area than the entire nation has seen all year.

“No sleep & anxiety, please let this pass sooner”

A couple of hours after the post, Devy’s uncle “Sammy” drove her and four other family members in a pickup truck, heading towards safety when the floods swept over the vehicle and engulfed them. Devy Saldivar, 16; Dominic Saldivar, 14; Xavier Saldivar, 8; and Daisy Saldivar, 6, and their great grandparents were in the van. So far, authorities haven’t located the bodies.

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Sammy was the sole survivor in the incident after he managed to unbuckle his seatbelt and grab onto a tree branch for safety. Sammy told authorities he screamed for his family to get out but the flood encompassed the van quickly and it was too late.

hola amigos pido una fuerte oracion por los hijos de mi sobrina y bisabuelos no sabemos nada de ellos lo unico que se sabe es un accidente en green river

Posted by Sal Cda on Monday, August 28, 2017

 

Devy’s mother, Esmeralda Saldivar, was not in the van with her family. After she heard the news, she got in a boat and went searching for her children.

“It’s so unfair,” Esmeralda said while crying. They were good kids. They didn’t deserve to die this way……Devy loved animals, Starbucks and thrift store shopping. She was my sunflower, my sunshine.”

i love you. we'd always talk about our lives and what we would do after high school was over. i'd come crying to you and…

Posted by Alexia Torres on Monday, August 28, 2017

 

After her Facebook post, numerous friends and family members posted on Devy’s page, offering condolences and reminiscing about time spent with her.

Harrison County authorities indicated that they’ll begin another search for the family once the water recedes.

[Feature Photo: Facebook]