Hurricane Harvey: Emotional Viral Stories of Rescue and Survival

August 30, 2017Aug 30, 2017

As floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey rose across Houston and parts of Texas, people came together to help strangers and those in need.

It's no surprise that the terrible destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey would result in the most amazing, touching stories of heroism. There are so many ways Houston people came together for this devastating storm. It gives us watching hope for people who still have to endure the rest of this horrible storm.

We see people forming human chains, carrying pets above their heads and hopping into boats to save people they'd never met.

Harvey has recorded 50 inches of rain by Tuesday morning, causing flooding that left an estimated 30,000 people in need shelter, according to FEMA. This was reported by USA Today.

Here are a few of countless inspiring rescues and amazing moments we've seen as communities worked together to rescue people.

A woman in Houston named Annie Smith, 32, went into labor as Hurricane Harvey floodwaters began to rise. She was helped to a rescue truck by neighbors and firefighters who formed a human chain, ABC reported.

Here is an amazing video showing two men on horseback rescuing a horse trapped in rising waters in Cleveland, TX

On Tuesday, ABC 13 Houston, posted a photo of another human chain, which formed to rescued an elderly man stuck in his car.

"Harvey has taken a lot, but it will NEVER take our humanity," the station tweeted. "We have seen so many neighbors helping each other. THANK YOU."

Beaumont Police officers and fire rescue divers spotted a woman and her infant daughter floating in a canal in Beaumont, Texas on Tuesday. The crew pulled the woman and her daughter from the water.

The 41-year-old mother “absolutely saved the child’s life," Officer Carol Riley, a spokeswoman for the Beaumont Police Department, told People.

“They were in the water for quite some time,” Riley says. “When the baby was found the baby was clinging to her. The mother did the best she could to keep her child up over the water.”

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