Much of Southeast Texas is under water after Hurricane Harvey dumped trillions of gallons of rain on the state in only a short period. Houston has had it particularly bad, so to help, some self-identified “rednecks” in lifted trucks are doing their part. Among their efforts: yanking what appears to be a national guard vehicle out of a flood.
I don’t have a whole lot of information on this video making rounds on Twitter, but it appears to show a pair of monster trucks—one based on a Cadillac Escalade body, and the other on a heavy-duty Ford pickup—yanking out a military LMTV.
Whether that LMTV (a vehicle know for being able to tackle enormous depths of water) was indeed being used by the national guard like Twitter-user Michael Keyes says in his Tweet, I’m unsure, though it seems totally feasible. (Plus, you can see folks in military garb in that clip).
One particular group that traveled to flooded parts of Houston to help with rescue efforts was Rednecks With Paychecks. In their Facebook post about the video from earlier today, the group takes credit for the rescue, saying:
The Rednecks with Paychecks Houston Relief Convoy made the Weather Channel helping out the National Guard!
The group has posted a number of other videos showing those same trucks from the LMTV rescue. Here’s one captioned “So long Houston. Local authorities asked us to help in Port Arthur and Beaumont.”
Here’s another with the description “RWP crew delivering food to stranded 2nd story victims.”
And here’s more footage of the lifted trucks wading through deep water in Houston:
And finally, here’s the initial video they posted showing the group head out for Houston to help with relief efforts:
I’ve reached out to to the group to learn more. But based on what I’m seeing, we may now have some new heroes who go by the name “Rednecks With Paychecks.” And that’s just great.
h/t: For Sweden/Oppo