Kris Williams, a US Navy veteran, was stranded at home with his dog as his house flooded due to Hurricane Matthew. Against all odds, it was thanks to Twitter that he was able to be saved.
Hurricane Matthew hit the West Indies and the Southeastern United States severely. North Carolina was not spared, and it was precisely in this state, in the town of Mills, that Kris Williams and his dog were found. Specifically, they were stuck in their completely flooded house .
A drone films the house
Worried about his brother, Craig Williams, who was in Texas at the time, tried to contact the rescue units by any means, for hours … but to no avail. No service was responding. Indignant, he then turned to social networks. On Twitter, thanks to the hashtag #HopeMills, he came across a video shot by a drone in which we see his brother’s neighborhood… and even his house, totally flooded.
Craig Williams then commented, “ My God, but this is my brother’s house! Is there a chance that you will help him out? He’s locked up… ”The author of the video reacted immediately. He contacted Craig and then the Federal Office of Emergency Management. Thanks to his mobilization, Kris Williams and his dog were finally able to be saved by boat, as we can see in this video: