Houston man survives 'nightmare' week due to COVID and devastating storm

Just as José Loera and his family were assessing the damage to his mother’s home in Houston the family received more devastating news: Loera’s father, José Emilio, who had already been in the hospital for two weeks recovering from COVID-19, had lost the ability to breathe on his own. “We got hit pretty hard, not only the winter storm that affected my mom's household, but also with my dad,” Loera, 28, told Yahoo News on Monday. “He's currently in ICU on a ventilator," he added. "We've been living in a nightmare.”