Two monster trucks teamed up this week to pull a 5-ton U.S. Army National Guard truck from floodwater in Houston.
Houston resident Josh James, who’s been helping flood victims this week with his lifted Jeep, posted video of the pull as crowds cheered in the Copperfield subdivision. A lifted Cadillac Escalade does most of the work, while towards the end of the video you’ll see another tow line and a truck nearby helping to finish the job.
James, 26, told abcnews.com that he and his friends are part of a large off-road racing event called Rednecks with Paychecks. The group has attracted plenty of media attention while using their lifted trucks and SUVs to help flood victims. James, who works as a mechanic at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, has posted some of those news stories on his Facebook page.
Also below are posts from Rednecks with Paychecks Facebook page. Watch as the group travels through floodwater to take people to their homes as the flood recedes.
Houston Police Sergeant Rodney Adams told pbs.org that citizen rescuers are responsible for 90 percent of the rescues and home visits.