Update 12:15 P.M.: One of the more heartening stories to emerge from the storm is the heroic rescue efforts citizens have mounted. Whether it’s been Texans on jet skis, the so-called “Cajun Navy” who made the trek from Louisiana, or able-bodied people assisting those in need, the displays of heroism and selflessness abound. Julie Turkewitz, a New York Times reporter, took this picture of a group of rescuers:
Met this group in E. Houston. They're from the the church La Luz del Mundo. They were bleary-eyed, resilient. Been rescuing ppl for days. pic.twitter.com/QRU8DW7Mha
— julieturkewitz (@julieturkewitz) August 30, 2017
This post will be updated as events develop.