WNY family reunited after Hurricane Irma

Posted at 11:44 PM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 23:44:47-04

Nicole Bilson of Niagara Falls was reunited with her mother, Cheri Cruse, Tuesday night. Cruse and her boyfriend were stranded by Hurricane Irma, a category five storm, while vacationing on the island of St. Martin.

“She called me that night and told me she was nervous,” said Bilson.

After days without contact, Bilson, finally reached her mother. Cruse was airlifted off the island.
And days later, finally made it home.

“So many people prayed for you. How do you thank people who pray for you? You can only say thank you. It doesn't seem like enough,” said Cruse.