Scenes from Houston: Neighbor rescues neighbor – and pets – in one dramatic act after another

The remnants of Hurricane Harvey linger over the coast of Texas and Louisiana as the city of Houston and surrounding areas have been hit with life-threatening flooding.

…and there’s no reprieve expected over the coming few days.

Rescue efforts took place all day Sunday as residents remained stranded amid rising waters. The National Guard has been called in and hundreds of people have been pulled from their flooded homes.

Citizens with boats rose to the occasion to assist in search and rescue efforts as streets turned into rivers.

Included in the citizen navy was a 15-year-old boy named Declan, who pitched in to help with assisted in the effort.

According to Houston Chronicle photojournalist Mark Mulligan, Declan and a few friends “have been picking people up in Meyerland since late morning.”

But the young heroes didn’t limit their effort to just two-legged folks. As seen in the video below, a few fortunate bunnies were also rescued by the teens.

God Bless America.

‘Ovaries across America just exploded’: Houston SWAT officer carries woman and baby, then rescues the puppies!

Neighbor helping neighbor was the norm… and bunnies weren’t the only furry friends being saved.

A photo that has gone viral captured one such rescue, as Houston Police SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck is captured carrying Catherine Pham and her 13-month-old son Aiden to safety, The Associated Press reported.

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Andrew White is seen below helping a terrified neighbor after pulling her and her dog from her home in the upscale River Oaks neighborhood, Getty reported — White was out with his boat as well.

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

All across the Houston area desperate rescues were taking place.

In the dramatic photo below, Harris County Sheriff’s Department’s Richard Wagner is seen rescuing Wilford Martinez from his flooded car along Interstate 610, according to The Associated Press.

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Martinez is photographed reaching for the median as he is pulled from the floodwaters.

Incredible before and after image shows the extent of the flooding in Houston

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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