The greatest flood in modern times occurred in the US state of Louisiana. 40,000 dwellings were flooded, 30,000 people had to be evacuated, 13 people perished.

But even in the midst of all this mayhem and damage, there were brave volunteers who helped save both people and animals, who, due to the raging elements, were trapped.

Volunteers Mike Anderson and Darrell Watson have already rescued 100 lives – both people and animals. They found two pit bulls that had lost hope of getting out of the water.

The dogs fell into a water trap and spent at least 16 hours in it. Mike and Darrell are not the only heroes – many locals are involved in the rescue attempts.

On August 15, Josh Petit uploaded this photo on Facebook and wrote: