Massive Trucks Offer Free Towing to Drivers Stuck in Flooded Streets

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Although the damage that Harvey can cause is still unknown, if Brownsville receives heavy rain some roads, including the populated Boca Chica, could be vulnerable to flooding. 

Luckily, there a group of individuals who are seeking to help the community if they get stuck in one of these flooded roads.

“If you get stuck in a flood or something like that or just get stuck in general and can't make it out we’re offering help to pull out your vehicle or if your battery just happens to die we’ll help you guys out too,” said Joel Hernandez member of RGV Mud and Sand Recovery. 

RGV Mud and Sand Recovery is among the groups in the valley that use their giant wheels to rescue stuck vehicles. The network of more than 25,000 users is available to anybody in the Rio Grande Valley who may need help while Harvey is in the area.

“We’ll Possibly start a group to go to Corpus Christie just to help out after the casualty has passed through,” he said. 

More than a thousand people on social media have expressed gratitude for the recovery drivers. The City of Brownsville, Cameron County and Texas Governor Greg Abbott have declared a state of emergency due to the possibility of record-setting flooding, while schools and events around the Rio Grande Valley were canceled. 

“It's to help people out.  There's been times where I do need help and I didn't want to pay ridiculous amount of money just to get my truck pulled out,” Hernandez said. 

If you can stuck you can contact RGV Mud and Sand Recovery on Facebook. 


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