In August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey blasted Texas with 132 miles per hour winds and 51.9 inches of rainfall – just an inch short of breaking the U.S. record. The hurricane quickly escalated to a Category 4 storm, the first of its kind to hit the Texas area in 56 years, and buried the state in 19 trillion gallons of rainfall. Over 30,000 people fled their homes to Houston shelters, leaving everything behind, searching for safety. Although Hurricane Harvey caused massive destruction (around $190 billion in damages) and over 38 deaths, an influx of people have banded together to help.
This Pup Was Holding Onto The Bayou Rail When Her Rescuers Came
As wild flood waters trailed through Texas, this poor little pup was completely stranded. Her owners were nowhere to be found and she was terrified, clinging to the bayou rail as flood waters threatened to wash her away. Thankfully, some good Samaritans in trash bag ponchos found the pup before it was too late. They scooped the good girl from the flood waters and brought her to safety. In a Facebook post that’s since gotten 53,000 shares, Jess Hernandez wrote “OMG. We saved her! She was holding on to the bayou rail!!!”