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Reporter asks Texan what he is going to do with his boat: ‘I’m gonna try to save some lives’

August 28, 2017

While in the Houston, Texas area, reporting on Hurricane Harvey, CNN reporter Ed Lavandera walked up to a Texas man and asked him what his plans were for his boat.

“You guys just jumping in to help out?” Lavandera asked.

“Yes sir,” the man responded.

“What are you going to do?” Lavendera asked.

“I’m gonna try to save some lives,” the man responded.

Hurricane Harvey has been slamming the Houston area with torrential rainfall over the past few days, leaving thousands of people stranded in flooded waters.

Public officials, first responders, good samaritans and several others have come to help in the search and rescue efforts.

Search and rescue crews have been working around the clock to help, and all emergency responders and volunteers are dealing with the tens of thousands of phone calls to 911 asking for help.

The Texas man from Texas City, Texas – a small town in Galveston County – told CNN he received eight calls from people asking for a rescue.

“So we’re going to go and get them eight, then come on back and get some more,” he said.

Houston Police called on anyone with a boat to come and help in the search and rescue effort.