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Wed Aug 30, 2017, 12:45 PM

 

Harvey horror: Shivering tot found clinging to drowned mom

Source: CBS News

BEAUMONT, Texas -- Authorities found a shivering toddler clinging to the body of her drowned mother in a rain-swollen canal in Southeast Texas after the woman tried to carry her child to safety from Harvey's floods.

Capt. Brad Penisson, of the fire-rescue department in Beaumont, said the woman's vehicle then got stuck in the flooded parking lot. Squalls from Harvey were pounding Beaumont with up to 2 inches of rain an hour at the time with 38 mph gusts, according to the National Weather Service.

Penisson said a witness saw the woman take her 18-month-old daughter and try to walk to safety when the swift current of a flooded drainage canal next to the parking lot swept them both away.

Penisson said the child was in stable condition at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital. KFDM says the tot appeared to be suffering from hypothermia

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/harvey-horror-shivering-tot-found-clinging-to-drowned-mom/

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Reply Harvey horror: Shivering tot found clinging to drowned mom (Original post)
ProgressiveValue Aug 2017 OP
Pachamama Aug 2017 #1
hamsterjill Aug 2017 #2
Frustratedlady Aug 2017 #3
IronLionZion Aug 2017 #8
Frustratedlady Aug 2017 #11
IronLionZion Aug 2017 #12
Frustratedlady Aug 2017 #13
AnotherDreamWeaver Aug 2017 #18
IronLionZion Aug 2017 #19
niyad Aug 2017 #4
Lotusflower70 Aug 2017 #5
Duppers Aug 2017 #15
lunatica Aug 2017 #6
katmondoo Aug 2017 #9
ProudMNDemocrat Aug 2017 #7
lunatica Aug 2017 #10
tblue37 Aug 2017 #16
tblue37 Aug 2017 #17
Solly Mack Aug 2017 #14

Response to ProgressiveValue (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 12:48 PM

1. This is a heartbreaking story...

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Response to ProgressiveValue (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 12:52 PM

2. Oh, how horrific.

I hadn't heard about this until reading your post. More tears...

So much destruction and despair.

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Response to ProgressiveValue (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 12:52 PM

3. Is that where the alligator farm had all those escapees? 600?

How scary for that poor child. You wonder what you would do under similar circumstances. What would be a wise decision for the mother to make?

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 04:26 PM

8. Where did you see that alligators escaped?

That would really suck right now, but I didn't find any news articles on Google about that except for Breitbart.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 06:46 PM

11. It was on DU, last night.

Alligators and poisonous snakes from some type of alligator refuge. It's a tourist draw. They were saying that those types of alligators are more dangerous because they will approach people, since they have been fed by people observing them. Wild alligators are more shy and will leave you alone if you don't bother them. I wouldn't want to test out either theory. I have no interest in observing them in any sense of the word. Snakes are no argument in my book. No way would I get in that water like these poor people have had to do.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 07:04 PM

12. Relax, Houston Chronicle says that was a social media hoax

they were in danger of water rising above the fence but the gators haven't escaped....yet

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-weather/hurricaneharvey/article/Gator-Country-in-Beaumont-holds-its-own-in-the-12135420.php

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 07:08 PM

13. Good. Thanks for the info. eom

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Response to AnotherDreamWeaver (Reply #18)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 07:58 AM

19. Yet no news articles about it

I doubt the authorities would put a gag order on this if it happened

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Response to ProgressiveValue (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 12:54 PM

4. how utterly horrible. that poor child. that poor woman.

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Response to ProgressiveValue (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 01:16 PM

5. Omg

That's absolutely heartbreaking. So much desperation and despair down there. I am glad they found the little one. A mother will do whatever it takes to save her child.

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Response to Lotusflower70 (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 11:23 PM

15. +100

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Response to ProgressiveValue (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 01:59 PM

6. This is heartbreaking

And there will be more.

The mother would be happy that her daughter survived.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 05:17 PM

9. And the President is busy talking Tax reform for the wealthy

while people die. I really hate him, that poor baby and her dear Mom.

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Response to ProgressiveValue (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 02:59 PM

7. My heart breaks for this child......

whose mother died to save her.

Everyone here at DU, make a donation to the American Red Cross online. I did yesterday. I gave generously because I have friends in and around Houston. These are our fellow Americans regardless of where they stand politically.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 05:18 PM

10. I gave to the Red Cross too

It's the very least we can do.

And that's what they're asking for. They say they have more than enough clothes and blankets now.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 11:40 PM

16. I have read that experts don't trust the Red Cross's disaster relief responses and recommend other

relief organizations instead:

"Why experts say you shouldn’t give Houston money to the Red Cross — and 5 orgs to whom you could"

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/why-experts-say-you-shouldnt-give-houston-money-to-the-red-cross-and-5-orgs-to-whom-you-could/

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #16)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 12:42 AM

17. Here is an NPR article that also indicates that the Red Cross might not be the

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Response to ProgressiveValue (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 07:12 PM

14. :(

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