TV crew alerts emergency workers to a trucker trapped in his semi in rising waters.
While the rest of the folks at KHOU were evacuating to escape flooding from Hurricane Harvey, TV reporter Brandi Smith and her cameraman were still in the field reporting. And thanks to their efforts, a stranded truck driver whose cab was almost fully covered by water was rescued.
A video report Smith made shows the tractor trailer stuck and when the reporter sees a man inside, she flags down a Harris County Sheriff’s Office truck towing a boat and gets the driver rescued from the 10-foot high water surrounding his 18-wheeler.
The officials got the driver, named Robert, out quickly but without Smith’s help, they wouldn’t have known he was in there. “I just thank God that you guys were right here to get me and put me back on land safely,” Robert tells Smith. “I appreciate you.”
Ellen DeGeneres Is Opening Her Pockets For Houston
All in all, DeGeneres and her show are donating $75-thousand to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey
- Ellen DeGeneres has announced she's donating $25-thousand to the Red Cross to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey
- "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is donating another $25-thousand
- Ellen herself is giving an additional $25-thousand to SPCA of Texas
Ellen DeGeneres is using her fame, and bank account, to help those in need. The host announced she's donating $25-thousand to the Red Cross to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is also donating $25-thousand.
She's not done yet, though. Before asking those who can to chip in to the Red Cross, DeGeneres announced she'll also be giving an additional $25-thousand to the SPCA of Texas to help the animals affected by the massive hurricane.
If you want to help, you can text the word “Harvey” to 90999, which will automatically donate $10.
Source: Ellen DeGeneres