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Samaritans help rescue 20 cars stranded in Houston flood

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Roads and homes in Houston were submerged under water following a thunderstorm that swamped Houston Sunday night and early Monday morning, causing schools and businesses to close for the day.

Many cars were swallowed in the floods and were not able to escape, but some Houstonians took it upon themselves to help those who were stranded in high waters.

“We know how bad it gets, but since we couldn’t go to work, we decided to make good use of our time off,” Leonardo Limon said.

Limon along with Giovanni Garcia, Christian Garcia and Roger Quintanilla started their act of kindness at 11 in the morning and with their Toyota Tundra and towing straps at hand, they were able to save a total of 20 cars from the Spring Branch area all the way to Katy.

“It’s definitely a good feeling knowing we can help,” Giovanni said. “We just ask for them to pay it forward to someone else.”

Meanwhile, about 20 miles away, hundreds of residents in Arbor Court apartments in the Greenspoint area were left homeless following the flood. Many of them were rescued and taken to a nearby shelter.

The storm reportedly dropped between 14 to 18 inches of rain in the Houston area, and more rain is expected to come in the following days. As of now, five people have been reported dead, including a 56-year-old teacher from Royal Junior High School in Waller County.

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