Hurricane Harvey was one of the most damaging hurricanes ever observed. It formed in August 2017, Louisiana and Texas were the states most affected by this terrible natural phenomenon. It claimed more than 100 lives and inflicted billions of dollars in damage. If you are interested in background details and data about the hurricane itself, click here.
A successful rescue mission was conducted and documented, featuring an anonymous man, who ended up trapped in his vehicle by the heavy rains and flooding during this tropical storm. He wasn’t left behind – a literal human chain was formed and he was brought to safety by ordinary people working together, hand in hand. You will see on the following pictures and video that the lack of rope required this process to execute this inspiring rescue mission. Stephanie Edward Mata, a local woman, documented the event and shared it on social media.
This story is about this fateful day for the elderly gentleman, who nearly lost his life during the catastrophe. Thanks to the quick action of heroic locals, he managed to escape the situation unharmed!
Through the video below, you can experience the hardship these people endured and the determination they must have felt in trying to help out this individual.
The touching story of this man is a silver lining in such a horrible event. It showcases how even seemingly impossible feats can be accomplished if people work together!
As you can see, the sheer volume of pouring rain made all rescue missions that much harder.
This event inspires hope, even when faced with impossible odds! The hashtag #HopeForHouston was trending during this time, with netizens expressing their empathy through sharing and liking posts.