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‘100 Boats’ Documents Volunteer Rescue Efforts During Harvey

100 Boats: A Hurricane Harvey Documentary details how countless volunteers with boats, large trucks and ATVs worked together to save their neighbors from high water.

Boat Rescue Scene
A scene from the film 100 Boats: A Hurricane Harvey Documentary.

There's water everywhere. Flooding like you've never seen before.

Your neighbors are scrambling for high, dry ground — some fighting for their lives.

And all you have is an ATV repair shop and some friends.

Well, that's all you need, actually, to get a rescue operation rolling, as a new documentary reveals.

The film, 100 Boats: A Hurricane Harvey Documentary, tells the story of how employees of 3P Offroad, a shop that repairs all-terrain vehicles in the Cypress area, used its ATVs, boats and even a decommissioned Army truck to rescue people stranded in their flooded homes and vehicles during Hurricane Harvey.

The 30-minute film includes footage of some of those rescues as they happened and shows how countless additional volunteers converged on the shop to organize the rescue of an estimated 3,000 people or more.

100 Boats Poster Image
The film 100 Boats: A Hurricane Harvey Documentary recounts rescue and rebuilding efforts during and after the devastating storm.

In the audio above, director Syed Hasan tells Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty about the film and the stories it depicts of both those rescue efforts and efforts to rebuild flooded homes in the town of Rosharon.

100 Boats premieres Thursday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. at the River Oaks Theatre.

Syed Hasan
Syed Hasan directed 100 Boats: A Hurricane Harvey Documentary.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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