Just when you think that the victims of Hurricane Harvey couldn’t possibly handle any other problems, there’s another terrifying situation that has developed for them to deal with.
The owners of the largest alligator adventure park in southeast Texas say that more than 350 of their alligators have escaped and are outside of the sanctuary because of Hurricane Harvey-related flooding.
Arlie Hammonds and Gary Saurage are the owners of “Gator Country Adventure Park,” in Beaumont, and they’ve had their hands full fending off the flood waters. Saurage spoke with KFDM and explained what a surreal experience that it has been.
“We’re less than a foot from (water) going over the fences. All of these are certified, high fences, but when it won’t quit, it won’t quit,” he said, according to Breitbart. “We’ve worked around the clock and I don’t know what else to do. We’re truly tired. Everybody’s at the end of it, man. We don’t know what to do.”
The floodwaters that have consumed the area are incredibly dangerous to begin with. Add in the fact that it’s impossible to know what could be lurking underneath, and we have a situation that’s downright terrifying.
“I’ve never seen (the water) stay anywhere near this before. The staying power of this storm is just unbelievable,” Saurage added.
Unbelievable is right, as Harvey is a storm of epic proportions. In addition to thoughts and prayers for the victims, let’s offer up the same hope that the floodwaters will miraculously start to recede.