Harvey Heroes: A Look at Rescue Efforts by Civilians, First Responders During Floods

Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast Friday, August 25, 2017. Days of rain have created floods in Houston and other coastal cities that experts say are unprecedented. Take a look at some of the rescue efforts by first responders and by fellow civilians:

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The U.S. Coast Guard out of Texas rescues victims of Harvey floods by helicopter on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2017. The Coast Guard says they have rescued more than 3,600 people by air and by boat.
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The U.S. Coast Guard out of Texas rescues victims of Harvey floods by helicopter on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2017. The Coast Guard says they have rescued more than 3,600 people by air and by boat.
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People make their way out of a flooded neighborhood after it was inundated with rain water, remnants of Hurricane Harvey, on Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, is expected to dump upwards to 40 inches of rain in areas of Texas over the next couple of days.
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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 from Harvey Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston. Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into Houston Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground.
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Volunteers get a briefing at the George Brown Convention Center that has been turned into a shelter run by the American Red Cross to house victims of the high water from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston, Texas.
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Women rescued from a flooded retirement home sit in a boat after Hurricane Harvey in Spring, Texas, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.
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Volunteers unload donated items at the George Brown Convention Center which has been turned into a shelter run by the American Red Cross to house victims of the high water from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston, Texas.
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Sgt. Chad Watts, of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, holds Madelyn Nguyen, 2, after he rescued her and her family by boat from floodwaters of Tropical Storm Harvey, which hit Texas last week as a Category 4 hurricane, in Houston, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.
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Members of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Houston Fire Department rescue residents stranded from floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey, which hit Texas last week as a Category 4 hurricane, in Houston, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.
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People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston, Texas.
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Shardea Harrison looks on at her 3-week-old baby Sarai Harrison being held by Dean Mize as he and Jason Legnon used his airboat to rescue them from their home after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston, Texas.
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A sheriff's boat rescues people after Hurricane Harvey caused heavy flooding in Houston, Texas on Aug. 28, 2017.
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Rescuers help a woman from a flooded retirement home into a boat after Hurricane Harvey in Spring, Texas, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.
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