North Harris County volunteers rescue their neighbors trapped by high water

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NORTH HARRIS COUNTY, TX - The rains continue and so do the rescues. A passing shower didn't slow down the heroes ferrying people flooded out of their homes by the storms that rocked our area earlier in the week. About a hundred residents of the Westador neighborhood in North Harris County, have been evacuated since Monday. Most of those doing the rescuing are residents themselves.

Volunteer rescuer Amanda Westfall says, "I'm going on my third day. We're just volunteering. You know, we need to help each other out. We're a community. We take care of each other. We're a family. So, when fire crews and the fire department are tied up handling medical emergencies, we have to be able to count on each other."

Those who were helped back to dry ground by their own neighbors are thankful. Kawana Robertson says, "It goes to show you what kind of community we live in. So I'm very grateful." Still, many residents continue to be trapped in their homes, after the banks of the Cypress Creek spilled over into their community. Volunteer rescuer Randy Ellis says, "The flood has just gotten worse. Now the water has started to reside, and we're just doing the best we can to save people. I think we got a lot of people out yesterday and the day before. There's a few back there now that want to get out and we're going to try to get them out."