As Americans rally around those affected by Hurricane Harvey's devastation, a new video of one dramatic rescue has emerged.
The video posted on Twitter, shows a lifted Cadillac Escalade riding on monster-truck-size tires towing a submerged medium tactical vehicle from the US military. Onlookers cheered as the Escalade cautiously began towing the vehicle from the depths of the flood.
”Redneck Army saves National Guard. #thisisAmerica #HurricaneHarvey #HoustonStrong," the Twitter user posted alongside the video.
At one point, the Escalade pauses as water from the partially submerged vehicle drains, decreasing the overall weight of the tow. Another truck also begins to assist while a uniformed soldier guides the vehicles.
Record rainfall from Harvey has devastated cities throughout southeastern Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott has mobilized all 12,000 members of the Texas National Guard to assist in relief efforts. Active-duty units were also on standby to help, according to Military.com.
The Texas National Guard's activation appears to be making a difference — 3,801 people have been rescued so far, the US Department of Defense said.
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