When Hurricane Harvey forced Bob Juillerat’s family to evacuate their home in Nassua Bay, Texas, Bob stayed behind. “I’m a captain with the city’s volunteer fire department,” Bob says.
Harvey, which slammed into Texas’ shores on Friday, August 25, will go down in infamy as one of our nation’s most destructive storms. Nassau Bay was among the many communities overwhelmed by massive flooding.
Bob, a Booz Allen mechanical engineer who works with NASA, spent the next five days living at the fire station working 20-hour search and rescue shifts. Manning a jet ski during the day and a high-water truck at night, he and his fellow volunteers—including several Booz Allen employees—rescued about 80 people and 20 animals.