Since Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and environs we’ve become familiar with the armada of privately owned small watercraft–from jet skis through pleasure boats–that have self-mobilized to rescue stranded Houstonians.

Less well known are the exploits of another rescue vehicle ideally suited to flooded areas: the monster truck.

If you have any doubts, take a look at this. A Texas National Guard M1078 (or at least M1078-class) is semi-submerged–I do hope the driver shut down the engine before the water hit the intake manifold–and a monster truck comes to the rescue (it looks like the same truck from the Anderson Cooper piece but I could be mistaken).