“I ended up literally having a panic attack,” the 23-year-old lifelong Texan told The Daily Beast. “I was thinking, ‘Oh my God, what if the power never comes back on? What if I die here? I was so scared. It was so cold. It’s pitch black. I couldn’t see anything.”
Her parents and three younger sisters were sleeping by a fireplace in another part of the house, but she was quarantined in her room because of the virus.