Dog Becomes the Symbol of Texas Strength in the Face of the Hurricane Emmanuel August 27, 2017 Amazing Hurricane Harvey is said to be one of the fiercest hurricanes to hit America in over 10 years. The hurricane has caused widespread damage in the state of Texas, and has dropped flooding waters of rain along hundreds of miles of the coastline, testing many people faith and strength. The life threatening flood has had winds of over 130 mph, knocking down buildings, large trees, and electricity cables, leaving most of the city without power or electricity access. Many people have already evacuated the costal areas directly in the storm’s path. President Trump is working overtime and has signed a Disaster Proclamation for Texas. We will remain fully engaged w/ open lines of communication as #HurricaneHarvey makes landfall. America is w/ you! @GovAbbott @FEMA @DHSgov pic.twitter.com/PryIqRxgLr — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 26, 2017 Hurricane Harvey has been an opportunity for many Americans to prove their true heroism through this hard time, becoming examples of how strong the Texas strength really is in the face of danger. Reported by ijr: Much of the Texas coastline has been rocked by Hurricane Harvey over the past few days. The deadly hurricane has now caused six deaths in areas that are experiencing horrific flooding and gale force winds. The destructive power of the hurricane has toppled businesses and ripped open homes. One of the homes that was temporarily broken by the hurricane was not because of structural damage but because of the loss of a family member. Meet Otis, a German shepherd mix from Sinton, Texas: Otis got free during the worst of the hurricane, and his heartbroken owner wandered the streets crying his name. According to the Houston Chronicle: A dog that accidentally got loose Friday night during Hurricane Harvey has become an unlikely symbol of Texas strength. Otis, a German shepherd mix, got loose Friday night from a screened-in back porch in Sinton, Texas, while in the care of Salvador Segovia, 65. Segovia was watching the dog, who belongs to his 5-year-old grandson Carter who had fled the city due to flooding. When Segovia went to check in on the dog Friday night, he was gone. “I kept yelling his name and yelling his name and he wasn’t around,” Segovia told Chron.com Saturday afternoon. But sometimes even the darkest stories have happy endings. It turns out Otis was safe and looking for his owner the whole time. He even brought supplies to wait out the storm. One of Otis’s neighbors, Tiele Dockens, posted this photo of Otis, carrying his dog food up a rainy street. This dog is walking around Sinton TX carrying a entire bag of dog food with him. LOL #refugee PSA: Owner is found. He is not a stray he just got out on his street. Dogs name is Otis. The post has gone viral, having been shared 27,000 times at this posting. The Chronicle tells the happy story of Otis reuniting with his owner. Segovia checked his porch Saturday morning and noticed Otis’ bag of dog food was missing. Segovia drove around his neighborhood looking for the pooch when he was flagged down by a neighbor who said they saw Otis walking around with the bag of food in his mouth. Otis’s owner goes on to say that the brave dog will get a hamburger at Dairy Queen for dessert. We are all Otis. Well done Texas, well done. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.