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Deer Park counselors ultimately relocate small business weeks immediately after devastating tornado touched down


Mar 16, 2023

DEER PARK, Texas – Components of Pasadena and Deer Park Texas are nevertheless rebuilding immediately after a tornado ripped by means of the location in January.

Janet Martinez and Clara Monroe have relocated their small business, JCM Counseling, immediately after their facility was destroyed. It is a day that is difficult for them to overlook.

“January 24th, it was a Tuesday,” Martinez mentioned although describing the traumatic occasion. “I will under no circumstances overlook that date for as extended as I reside.”

The ladies have been each in therapy sessions with customers when the storm hit.

“The alarms began going off and she (Janet) was like, ‘Clara we need to have to go,’” Monroe mentioned.

The group located shelter in the workplace bathroom.

The harm they found when they walked out was devastating.

“It looked like a bomb had went off,” Monroe explained.

In beneath a minute, the twister changed their lives.

They lost virtually all the things. To bounce back, the counselors have practiced what they preach.

“I have employed all the techniques that I advise for my customers. I’ve accomplished my personal therapy with my therapist, Kayla,” Janet mentioned.

There have been some challenging moments.

“You have the nightmares you have the shaking at inappropriate instances when you begin pondering about it,” Martinez explained.

The two have also discovered some lessons. They didn’t have insurance coverage when the tornado occurred.

“I got myself some life insurance coverage and some insurance coverage for the workplace instantly immediately after that,” Martinez mentioned,

Martinez and Monroe employed their personal revenue to replace most of what they lost. They also received donations from the neighborhood and some monetary loans. On March five, the two moved into their new workplace down the street from their very first place on Center Street in Deer Park. There’s extra furnishings that have to be added and new supplies that have to be purchased, but they say items are receiving far better.

“I like the new space. I like all the things about it, but it will take time for it to really feel like dwelling once more,” Martinez mentioned.

The two counselors know from their expert expertise that brighter days are ahead.

“I would like persons to know that all of us have the capacity to recover. There is usually hope. I just can’t wait to see exactly where the future requires us,” Martinez mentioned.

Martinez and Monroe say they are nevertheless waiting and hoping for state or federal help.

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