Austin Duck Adventures’ fleet of amphibious vehicles can operate on roadways or in deep water, making them ideal for traversing the flooded neighborhoods and highways spread across much of East Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
“We’re honestly glad to be able to help,” Geller said. “I’m not sure how much help we can be, but we waited to hear from the FEMA contractors and they said ‘Come over.’ ”
Geller said the first boat that arrived in Houston is being used to get medical supplies through the city. Each boat can hold up to 45 people.
It is unclear whether the boats will be used to help clear people out of neighborhoods, though Geller said they are perfectly suited to the task.