Hurricane Harvey is one of the major storm-related disasters to hit landfall in the USA since 2005, currently causing a death toll of 70. On the 25th of August, it made its way to the state of Texas as a category 4 hurricane, Houston being the area of most flooding along with a few others. It has only gotten worse since and is now being regarded as a tropical storm.
The elderly, considered as some of the most vulnerable in our society have been the majority of victims in this tragedy.
Social media user Stephanie Mata caught a glimpse of this situation, where an elderly man found himself trapped in his submerged SUV. Forming a chain with their hands held, the public gathered to his aid in order to save his life.
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These numbers were recorded on the 26th of August.
Recent news suggests how divided people have been lately, especially in the USA. It's a rare sight to see Americans work together like this to reach a common goal.
Officials recommended that everyone in Florida evacuate immediately, but these storm chasers had other ideas. Take a look at this never before seen footage from people who risked their lives in order to take these videos.