Over the last few weeks and in two regions alone – death tolls and numbers of people displaced are disarming. Hurricane Harvey has taken 30 lives, while 54 counties in Texas have been declared disaster areas. With 66cm of rainfall deluging the state, Houston Emergency Services have received around 6000 appeals for rescues, with the Coast Guard confirming only 1200 rescues – 200 of which have had to be conducted from air, because of conditions on the ground.
Fire & Rescue
Dramatic Footage Shows a River Rescue in Leeds Demonstrating the Dangers of Open Water
The rescue from the River Aire occurred early in the morning of May 21st in The Calls area of Leeds. A man is seen to plunge into the water and struggle to keep afloat as he grasps at vegetation along the walls of the river bank.