Hurricane Harvey Finally Gives Monster Trucks a Purpose

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Natural disasters are awful occurrences that inflict terrible losses both financially, but particularly in human lives. Whether we're talking about earthquakes, tsunamis or hurricanes, the aftermath is always tragic to contemplate.
For those left standing, though, they offer a chance to put away any grievances and join forces for the benefit of the community and those more severely affected. It's sad that it takes for something this dreadful to happen for people to realize what really matters, but at least there's one positive side that makes it feel slightly less awful.

You're probably well aware of what's happened in Texas over the past few days after Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25. There are 38 confirmed deaths, and some parts of the state are still under water even though the storm has moved on and decreased drastically in severity.

It left damages in its wake that are estimated between $10 billion and $160 billion according to different sources. Whatever it is, it's massive, and to get an idea of what it means for the areas that took the brunt of the hurricane you just need to look at what happened to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit almost exactly 12 years ago.

But precisely due to the severity of the situation, it's nice to see the people in that area find a reason to cheer even though their entire neighborhood now looks like a bayou. In this case, it all came courtesy of a Cadillac Escalade sitting on top of a monster truck chassis.

Under normal circumstances, these vehicles are considered needlessly big and heavy and, generally speaking, useless. However, with four-wheel-traction and well over four feet of ground clearance, they can turn into real life savers in places where even military trucks get stuck.

That's precisely what's happened here. The National Guard truck that came to help the residents got bogged down in the flood waters, so the locals jumped in to help. They towed the military vehicle out of the water in the cheers of the assistance, but only after a second big-wheeled truck showed up.

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