Rescue operation in Northwest Harris County

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Rescues are continuing along Cypress Creek. Courtney Fischer reports hundreds were reached today

Firefighters are out trying to evacuate more than 200 people from the Chasewood Apartments in North Houston near Cypresswood Drive and Cutten Road.

EMS crews used boats and military trucks to get the people to higher ground. The rescues started around midnight and continued late into the morning.

"I was watching the water go up the door, hit the hinges and I said OK now I need to get out," Logan Woodward told abc13, moments after he reached dry land.

By the time the flood water reached three feet high, many people couldn't leave.

"That's why I was excited when I saw the police lights outside," Kindley said.

When the rescue boat showed up, the pregnant mother climbed through her front window and handed her two children to EMS crews.

"One at a time!" Kindley said.

A woman named Crystal and her husband rode in on the next truck.

The new parents held onto their two-week old son, who was wrapped tightly in a blanket.

"I'm terrified. I'm glad that we can see the ground but my nerves are really bad," Crystal said.

As darkness gave way to daytime, the rescues didn't stop. People kept coming and coming.

Another woman and her disabled veteran husband waited seven hours for help.

"He's in a wheelchair and so we were waiting for these lovely gentleman to come and get us and thank God they did," she said.

The flood victims were all taken to a nearby Lowe's parking lot where many of them expected to meet family.

For a list of Red Cross shelters, click HERE.

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