The heroes of Hurricane Harvey

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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

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A Houston doctor braved the Hurricane Harvey floodwaters in a canoe to make it to the hospital so he could perform surgery on a teen.



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
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Residents of a Houston apartment complex helped rescue a woman in labor.



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

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Rescuers helped save animals in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.



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
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Houston Texans star JJ Watt talks to ''Good Morning America'' about his massive Hurricane Harvey fundraiser.



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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