The heroes of Hurricane Harvey

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 05:20PM
Residents are evacuated as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Spring, Texas. (David J. Phillip/AP Photo)
A woman is helped by rescue personnel while being evacuated as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. (David J. Phillip/AP Photo)
Evacuees make their way though floodwaters near the Addicks Reservoir as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey rise Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (David J. Phillip/AP Photo)
Rescue boats fill Tidwell Road as they help flood victims evacuate as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. (David J. Phillip/AP Photo)
Houston Police SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck carries Catherine Pham and her 13-month-old son Aiden after rescuing them from their home surrounded by floodwaters. (David J. Phillip/AP Photo)
People push a stalled pickup through a flooded street in Houston, after Tropical Storm Harvey dumped heavy rains, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. (Charlie Riedel/AP Photo)
Residents are evacuated from their homes surrounded by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (David J. Phillip/AP Photo)
Members of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Houston Fire Department rescue residents stranded from floodwaters. (Gerald Herbert/AP)
Sgt. Chad Watts, of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, holds Madelyn Nguyen, 2, after he rescued her and her family by boat from floodwaters. (Gerald Herbert/AP)
Wilford Martinez, bottom, grabs the median as he is rescued from his flooded car along Interstate 610 in floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston. (David J. Phillip/AP Photo)
A woman is helped to a bus as she and other are evacuated as the outer bands of Hurricane Harvey begin to make landfall, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP Photo)
Power company workers repair damaged power lines damages from Hurricane Harvey Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Katy, Texas. (David J. Phillip/AP Photo)
Carlos Torres, center, is helped through a fence after driving his tractor-trailer into a freeway flooded by Hurricane Harvey on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, near downtown Houston. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
Miguel Juarez, right, offers free water to passing vehicles Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Rockport, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP Photo)
Residents pick through needed items at a make-shift aid station, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Rockport, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP Photo)
As "epic and catastrophic" flooding along with record rainfall have taken place since Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday, many first responders and volunteers have stepped up to help the people of Texas.

Houston Police SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck carries Catherine Pham and her 13-month-old son Aiden after rescuing them from their home surrounded by floodwaters.


A photo of Houston Police SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck rescuing a mother and her son has become a symbol of the hurricane. The harrowing photo shows 13-month-old Aiden Pham in his mother's arms while being carried by Hudeck.

Doctor canoes through Texas floodwaters to perform surgery

Doctor canoes through Texas floodwaters to perform surgery


Dr. Stephen Kimmel canoed to the hospital through floodwaters to perform surgery on a teen who needed immediate surgery.

Neighbors make human chain to help rescue Houston woman in labor
Neighbors make human chain to rescue pregnant woman


Neighbors banded together, literally, to help a woman in labor receive assistance from Houston Fire Department emergency workers. Residents in a Houston complex made a human chain to help the woman and her husband get into a rescue truck.

Good Samaritans help woman rescue 21 dogs from floodwaters

Good Samaritans help woman rescue 21 dogs from floodwaters


William Beasley, his wife, and his friends have traveled around Houston rescuing animals. So far, they have rescued over 20 dogs.

JJ Watt opens up about Hurricane Harvey fundraiser
JJ Watt: 'We're trying to raise as much as we can'


Houston Texans star JJ Watt has put together a Hurricane Harvey fundraiser in hopes of aiding recovery efforts. Watt told Good Morning America, "What's happening right now is so much bigger than football."

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