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How we utilized airboats to rescue Hurricane Harvey victims

Posted by Sam Haught on Sep 1, 2017 6:00:34 PM

On Friday, August 25th, 2017 Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane at the time, made landfall in Rockport, TX, bringing wind, lightning and record breaking rainfall. Stretching more than 200 miles across, Hurricane Harvey produced more than 50 inches of rain throughout certain areas of Texas, flooding homes and neighborhoods. With people unable to evacuate the state due to medical reasons or not wanting to leave their pets behind, many Texans were left stranded in their flooded homes. With motor boats unable to navigate shallow and tight places, our team at Wild Florida took our airboats out west to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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Topics: Airboat Rides, Hurricanes

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