Hurricane Harvey has absolutely hammered Texas and Louisiana leaving catastrophic flooding in its wake. KHOU 11 News reporter Brandi Smith and photographer Mario Sandoval were out reporting on the disaster and found themselves an unlikely part of the story when a truck driver in desperate need of rescue entered the picture.
Smith and Sandoval were flooded out of the KHOU studio and were out covering the scene on Beltway 8 at the Hardy Toll Road. Smith and Sandoval spotted a semitrailer truck driver trapped in the flooded water. Smith alerted Harris County sheriff’s deputies and waited for a rescue boat to come to the trapped driver’s aid.