15+ strangers helped rescue a driver stuck in floodwaters as torrential rains led to flash floods in parts of Texas.
According to cw39.com, flash flood alerts prompted warnings like “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.® – Do not drive through flooded areas. If you come upon a flooded roadway, do not enter it. Turn around. If you find yourself in a dangerous situation where your vehicle is taking on water, get out, get to a higher place and call 911,” and “Monitor stream, bayou, and creek conditions – Rain may move repeatedly across the same area, causing a rise on creeks and bayous. Creeks and bayous may exceed their banks. Stay informed about conditions, and avoid traveling near creeks or bayous.”
Texans were also advised not to travel during periods of heavy rain and flooding, as roads are difficult to see and vehicles could get swept up into the waters. This definitely seemed to be the case for this vehicle, which became almost completely submerged in College Station. Fortunately, a group of kind students were able to rally and work together to get the vehicle out of the deep waters. As flooding continues to plague southeast parts of Texas, residents are advised to stay safe and do what they can to protect themselves from the water.