Floods are a powerful and devastating reality. Some floods may develop slowly giving people ample warning. Flash floods can develop in just a few minutes even without any sign of rain. Floods can either affect an entire river basin, or just a neighborhood or community.
Floods can damage buildings, bridges, roadways, and they can claim lives. Communities affected by floods lose power, and when the water treatment plants are not in operation, the water supply may become contaminated. Any damage to the roads (or standing water) will hamper rescue efforts.
The extreme flooding in Brazoria, Texas submerged the entire town. Because the evacuations happened so quickly many, families couldn’t get back home to get their dogs.
One man and his son decided to go back for the dogs stranded in the houses! They had limited supplies and a small boat but rode around town and picked up any dogs they found along the way.
They rescued a total of 40 dogs taking many back and forth trips! The man and his son took all of the dogs to a temporary animal shelter.