Monster truck fleet rescues victims of Hurricane Harvey
A Facebook video shows a monster truck pulling a U.S. Army vehicle out of deep water
By EMS1 Staff
HOUSTON — Monster trucks are doing their part in Houston to rescue those in deep flooded waters from Hurricane Harvey.
ABC News reported that a Facebook video shows a crowd cheering as a monster truck pulls a U.S. Army vehicle out of heavy floodwaters.
Houston resident Josh James said residents spotted the monster trucks and flagged them down to tell them the truck was stuck and people stranded in an apartment complex needed help.
James enlisted the help of his friends from Dallas racetrack Rednecks with Paychecks to bring five monster trucks, which are 10 feet off the ground, and use them to help rescue people.
James and his volunteer crew assisted in coordinating a rescue team of more than 200 boats, 300 trucks and 600 volunteers.
"We literally have people from all over," James said.
The monster trucks are also helping responders reach flooded neighborhoods, transporting firefighters and EMS crews to help the victims.
James said his dad and brother are both firefighters, so he has "the blood of one."
"When people need help and I can help, I'm out there," he said.
When the Redneck Army has to save the National Guard ? Our crew's out here helping everyone! #redneckswithpaychecks #hurricaneharvey #houston #texas Rednecks with Paychecks Offroad * Jukin Media Verified * Find this video and others like it by visiting https://www.jukinmedia.com/licensing/view/968829 For licensing / permission to use, please email licensing(at)jukinmedia(dot)com.Posted by Josh James on Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Just a couple of shots from earlier today working with first responders in Cy-Fair. I was in water most of the time so I couldn't really get good videos but it still gives you a perspective of what some families are going through.Posted by Josh James on Tuesday, August 29, 2017