Beaumont, Texas, was hard hit by Harvey, and rivers continue to rise

Desperate residents are looking for higher ground.
1:31 | 08/31/17

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Transcript for Beaumont, Texas, was hard hit by Harvey, and rivers continue to rise
beaumo in, T tonight. Not far from where Matt is, underwater with nearby rivers still rising. ABC's gio Benitez in Texas with desperate people looking for higher ground. Reporter: Tonight, the city you haven't seen, and the new threat for vidor, Texas, caught in an endless flow of water. This may look like a river, but this is actually a highway. You wouldn't know it, though, because there is so much water. Next to an overflowing bayou, between two major rivers also overflowing. Army rescue trucks racing in as floodwaters swallow these neighborhoods. That right there, that's a car. The trunk is open. They are grabbing their belongings right now. We are there as volunteers working with the local sheriff rescue stranded residents, even pets, livestock still in their pastures now covered by water. That is a boat full of people look at thatple all those children. I'm going to check this one. Reporter: Jeff Housley came from his home 3 1/2 hours away. You're just everyday people out here volunteering. Yes, sir. I work at a plant. I don't do this for a living. Reporter: Our boats spot Mike bedair out the window. He gets on with his wife Brenda, suitcases, and their pet bird, taken to dry land. We thought it would never happen to us. We're probably like millions of other people that's happened to -- "Oh, it'll never happen to me." It did. Reporter: And Tom, you can see the rescues under way right thousand. This town just got an evacuation order. The rivers and bayous are overflowing quickly, and they will reach their peak tomorrow.

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