Houston Native Toby Weathersby Nearly Drove home Sunday to evacuate Stranded Grandparents

August 28, 2017 - 11:31 pm

By CODY WORSHAM | Tiger Rag Editor

Late Sunday night, Toby Weathersby packed up his truck. He was Houston bound, heading for his hometown to rescue his stranded grandparents, who are trapped in their North Houston home by the historic flooding following Hurricane Harvey.

He quickly thought better.

“Honestly, last night, I filled my truck up. I was fixing to be stupid. But I had to come to the realization, ‘I’ve got to leave that to the professionals.’ I wanted to leave so bad,” he said.

“At the time, I wasn’t worried about school or nothing. I was just worried about try to get there, get my people, bring them back here until everything died down.”

Weathersby, LSU’s junior starting right tackle, is one of several Tigers from the Houston area, which is currently dealing with the after-effects of Harvey. The remnants of the storm have hovered over the city, dumping 30 inches of rain in Harris County over the past 72 hours. Up to 30,000 people could be displaced from their homes, according to officials.

At least for now, Billy and Jackie Stokes – Weathersby’s grandparents – aren’t going anywhere. The couple has lived in the home for decades, and health concerns, Weathersby says, have them hell bent on sticking tight.

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