Harvey Flooding Forces New Evacuations, As Houston Braces For More Rain

Harvey Flooding Forces New Evacuations, As Houston Braces For More Rain

The driver told the kids and grandparents to get out through the back door, but they were unable to do so.

As the broadcast went on, Smith spotted a water rescue team and flagged it down. A truck driver was caught in extreme flooding on the feeder road (Houston's unique name for frontage roads next to the highway) and was trapped in the cab of his 18-wheeler right next to where Smith was filming. Much like so many of your homes, our station is flooded. (We kept going and rolling until the camera's battery died, not knowing we'd been knocked off the air.) They pull him out around the 4:40 mark.

Smith continued to shout down to the driver in the truck, updating him on what the police were doing to get to him.

Six members of the same family are believed to be dead after their van was swept away in floodwaters caused by Tropical Storm Harvey over the weekend, Houston-area television station KHOU reported Monday.

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"If you try to commit a criminal offense or especially try to take advantage of our citizens that have already been victimized enough by Mother Nature, you can be assured you'll be arrested", Acevedo said.

The city's mayor also said there were some 5,500 people in area shelters as of Monday morning and that he expected that number to rise "exponentially" by the day's end. He could only think of one thing: "Lord, help just get me out safe".

The dramatic rescue didn't slow down the intrepid reporter, who stayed for a while at the site of the rescue, according to her Twitter feed.

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