The Whole Town Is Deluged By A Flash Flood. And Heroes Gathers Together Via Social Media
Since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, many people have been affected, eight people have so far been reported dead and over 30,000 have been left homeless.
Despite the devastating effects of this hugestorm, there’s a ray of hope – thanks to social media, a lot of people have come out to help those in need. It’s important we remember these heroes who are doing everything they can to keep everyone else safe.Take a look below at some of the many incredible stories that have come out since the terrible storm.
This sheriff’s deputy spent more than 12 hours performing rescues before collapsing from exhaustion.
When you’re considering complaints such as, “Why aren’t they doing things better, faster, more efficiently?” think of this gentleman and the hundreds more like him who are working as hard and as fast as they can to save people.I’m certain that once he had rested, this deputy was right back up and saving more people.
In fact, some of the most powerful photos are coming from the rescue teams themselves.
This photo of a deputy from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office carrying two children has gone viral on the internet and is vivid proof heroes still exist.Kudos to the HCSO, whose social media feeds have been a lifeline for many people looking for aid and information during the crisis.
Even those who can’t help in person are using their social media presence to get the word out.
When Timothy McIntosh of Tampa, FL received this photo from his mother-in-law, he posted it with a request for urgent aid. It was retweeted more than 2,000 times.Alerted by the tweet, Dickinson officials were able to rescue 18 people from the La Vita Bella assisted living facility.
It’s really incredible how different the world of social media makes a disaster like this.
When Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, Youtube was only six months old, Twitter wouldn’t exist until 2006, and the first iPhone wouldn’t take smartphones mainstream until 2007.But now, thousands of people are taking to social media both to ask for aid and to find those in need of it, like these.
And while there are many amazing photos from professional news outlets, some of the most memorable is being shared by everyday people.
Like this guy, who backed his personal watercraft right into the house to give a woman a ride to safety. He’s earned that thumbs up!
Social media has allowed us to be more than simple bystanders. We can see events how they are happening, as they are happening and help in ways we never could have before.SHARE this story with your friends and family so that everyone can know the good even a simple retweet can do.Please SHARE this article with your friends and family on Facebook!Don’t forget to ❤LIKE❤US on Facebook!