The flooding in Houston and surrounding areas is forcing some people to leave their homes. Despite warnings from emergency officials, some people left their homes, in search of safety in the midst of flooding.
One such situation played out live on Good Day Sunday. The cameras were rolling as several people were rescued from waist-deep water in the Houston area.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office made this post on twitter, reminding people to stay off the roads.
“Non-life-threatening water inside home is safer than going outside. Difficult & scary, but we'll get to you. Pls shelter in place. Be safe.”
The US Coast Guard Heartland posted a tweet that stated:
“If in flooding situation, #USCG says: stay calm, do not go into attic-rescuers from air can't see you, get to high ground, mark roof.”
The National Weather Services has also been reminding people to never walk into flood waters. 6 inches of swiftly moving water can knock an adult off their feet, according to the NWS.
New York City’s Mayor, Bill de Blasio posted on twitter to let Texans know help was on the way from NY. He indicated that 120 emergency personnel are on the way to Texas to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.