The image of people being rescued by boat seems ubiquitous in the days after Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Gulf Coast.
Fernandez says it was an eye-opening experience to observe nighttime rescues near the Tidwell Lakes subdivision.
“It was underwater and there was a massive civilian and police rescue operation that went throughout the evening. …It was just surreal. There were evacuees that were put onto backhoes,” he says.
Written by Caroline Covington.