An unidentified Pastor in Houston has been photographed going above and beyond by wading into dangerous flood waters to check cars for survivors who may be trapped inside. The man was photographed by local resident Brian Roberson who reported the incident and exchange.
He said the man went into the water and began checking through the windows of cars, at times chest deep, and insisted that he check them all twice.
“He didn't have to do that. It's just an amazing thing to see,” Roberson said. “That just speaks to the power of Houstonians and Texans. We're here for each other.” He added: “To see someone that's up there — 30 years or so older than me — with that dedication, that risk, that was something.”
It is moments of true crisis that we often see real people do extraordinary things. The bravery and courage required to enter the waters, knowing that you could at any moment be swept away, must be monumental. It is everyday heroes who make the real difference in these situations.
Brian Roberson was taking a walk around his Houston neighborhood to assess damage fromSunday morning when he spotted a middle-aged man entering the chest-deep water on Texas State Highway 288.
The man was slowly making his way toward two SUV's submerged in water about 30 yards away as men standing on a patch of grass nearby watched.
They yelled for him not to go any further. “There's no point in risking it,” they said.
But the man was adamant and continued to move forward.
“He wanted to get out there to make sure those cars were empty,” Roberson told CBS News. “It was so powerful to see firsthand.”