A fleet of very unique rescue boats is making its way down to Houston to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. Austin Duck Adventures has announced that they are sending some of their amphibious vehicles, usually used for city sightseeing, to help evacuate residents from flooded areas.
With Labor Day Weekend coming up, Austin Duck Adventures will be sacrificing a lot of revenue by taking their boats to Houston. Company co-owner Robert Geller told the Statesman that the company is just happy to help.
“It’s going to be a substantial hit, especially with Labor Day weekend coming up, but it’s the right thing to do,” Geller explained. “We’ve got a lot of friends and family in Houston, and we know they’d be here to help us if the tide was turned the other way.”
The first boat has already made it to Houston and rescue teams are using it to deliver medical supplies throughout the city. It can also help save those trapped in the flood waters, as each boat can hold up to 45 passengers. Additional duck boats are en route to the city now.
Hurricane Harvey is proving to be one of the most devastating hurricanes of all time. Volunteers from across the country have made their way to the affected area to help rescue and recovery efforts. While it will take a long time to clean up from the storm, the people of Houston and the surrounding areas have an incredible team to help them.
If you want to get involved or donate to the cause, check out our list of ways you can help those in need.