Homes inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Aug, 28, 2017, in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, is expected to dump upward of 40 inches of rain in Texas over the next couple of days. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas after it made landfall on Saturday, Aug. 26, claiming 14 lives across the state and forcing 30,000 people to evacuate in Houston alone.
When Thomas Edwards, 17, woke up he found his truck submerged in water. Instead of letting fear take control, the teen got together with three of his friends to help rescue stranded neighbors.
Edwards and his friends Richard Dickason, 17, Liam Connor, 17, and Declan Connor, 15, had picked up Declan’s small fishing boat from Galveston, Texas, the day before the storm, Daily Wire reported.
When their neighborhood flooded, the water lifted the boat from the trailer and the teens decided to venture out to help stranded neighbors.