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Hotel employee serves customers alone for 32 hours during flood

CNN Video BEAUMONT, Texas (CNN) – When Satchel Smith’s father dropped him off for his shift at Homewood Suites in Beaumont, Texas, he expected the day to be like any other: He’d start at 3 p.m. and leave around 11 p.m. that night. That was until Tropical Storm-turned-Depression Imelda unleashed torrential flooding that trapped him and 90 other guests inside the hotel. Related Content For 32 hours on Wednesday, the 21-year-old was the hotel’s only employee. But to the guests who relied on him […]

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