As the rain from Hurricane Harvey started on Saturday, and most area residents were glancing outside and thinking about a run to the grocery store, a group of 30 people were gathered at Kingwood's water station, operated by Severn Trent Environmental, planning.
They knew the water system for Kingwood is a top priority, and they hunkered down for the storm.
Today, six days later, they are finally going home for the night.
They have not been home during the interval, sleeping at the Kingwood water plants.
Overnight, hundreds of rescues have been necessary in Kingwood as the San Jacinto River continued to rise. Combined with the steady rain, streets and homes have flooded.
Houston City Councilmember Dave Martin, and his chief of staff, Jessica Beemer, have stayed on duty through the night coordinating information for rescues and arranging for shelter.
"We are doing rescues from all over Kingwood as it got very bad during the night. The evacuation center moved from Lone Star College to Creekwood Middle School and may move again. The Barrington got nailed," Martin said.
Humble ISD is working around the clock in order to assist refugees from Hurricane Harvey.
Dr. Elizabeth Fagen, superintendent of Humble ISD, said that Creekwood Middle School, located at 3603 W Lake Houston Pkwy., is the primary location for the ongoing Kingwood rescue operation being directed by the Houston Police Department.
"At this time, we have quite a large number of people at Creekwood. We have been working around the clock to house those needing help," Fagen said.