Transcript for A bird’s-eye view of the destruction in Texas
The destruction from the storm is all too visible from here on the ground, but to see the true reach of its damaging effects, you have to see it from above. Tonigh tonight, rob Marciano flying are border protection, rescuing people in a blackhawk helicopter. Reporter: Tonight we are in the air over devastated Beaumont, Texas. Pummeled with catastrophic flooding. With the cbp air and marine operation searching for residents in desperate need of evacuation. It’s surreal. They are true heroes. Reporter: First up, an elderly couple and their dog stranded in their neighborhood. This woman soaking wet. Hoisted in by basket. A smile of relief, happy to be safe. Next, the man and his dog, all safe tonight. We’ve already made one dramatic rescue now we’re right back at it. Across Texas dramatic rescues like these. Blackhawk helicopters spotting families in the floods. First responders repelling down and hoisting residents to safety. With so many to be saved, they plan on doing this well into the night. Tom, the view was stragering. Barely any dry land, and in many neighborhoods, the water was as high as rooftops. We rescued 10 people in 9 minutes, and this operation is far from over, Tom.
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