As the world watches in awe at the destruction inflicted by mother-nature on “the lone-star state, one can’t help but admire that uncompromising Texas spirit, even within the devastation of Hurricane Harvey roaring ashore Friday night near Corpus Christi with over 130 m.ph. sustained winds leaving within its wake a path of destruction and leaving hundreds of thousands of individuals without power.

However, Hurricane Harvey was simply the opening act, to this tragic trilogy that has yet to end. The second act came a day after Hurricane Harvey was downgraded to a tropical storm and moved towards Houston dumping what has now become the most epic rain event in American history, perhaps as much as 50-55 inches of rain when tropical storm Harvey finally exists Houston within the next few days. Leaving at last count over 35,000-40,000 displaced individuals in Houston alone forced to leave their homes and perhaps another 450,000 within the state requiring some sort of disaster relief.

Moreover an epic and devastating historical event like Hurricane Harvey, especially in Texas, will eventually bring out an equally historical and epic response from Texans. One such resilient and courageous act (of which there were many) came from 17-year-old Thomas Edwards and his three friends, Richard Dickason, 17, Liam Connor, 17, and his brother Declan Connor, 15.

The boys, all high school students at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston, risked their own lives in their small boat navigating through waist deep water, and at times under a torrent of rain to rescue stranded individuals. The young heroes estimate that they saved over 50-people and their pets.

The day before the storm hit, the boys picked up Declan's fishing boat from Galveston, Texas.

Edwards interviewed by The Daily Wire recounted the incident: "Once the boat began to float on the trailer we decided to venture out, we could hear people screaming for help and we towed a paddle board behind us so we could fit more people on the boat. We began to pick people up and take them to a local Krogers, where other evacuees sought refuge. We were the only boat in the neighborhood until 2 o’clock, and we motored back and forth making trips to rescue as many people as we could."

Now contrast this 17-year old and his friends with those black clad masked thugs, and realize that there are still young men to be proud of in America today.

Do you believe that the Texas spirit of neighbor helping neighbor is unique only to Texas?

Source: Daily Wire

 
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