A Carlow teenager who is battling a rare form of cancer has been caught up in Hurricane Harvey in the US.
19 year old Shauntelle Tynan from Graiguecullen in Carlow is in Houstan receiving treatment at the Texas Children’s Hospital.
She and her family are now stranded in their apartment after massive flooding in the area.
Her mother says Shauntelle needs a blood transfusion urgently and they are waiting for her to be airlifted to hospital.
Meanwhile – officials say they expect 30-thousand people to be put up in shelters because of the flooding.
Water has reached the second floor of some buildings and people are being told to wait on the roof for rescue teams.