HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS - HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Monday, with floodwaters rising in their neighborhood, JC Spencer and his wife Karen were trapped on the second floor of their home in North Harris County, Texas. They weren’t able to contact first responders for a rescue.
“So I just called Chick-Fil-A, and ordered two grilled chicken burritos with extra egg – and a boat,” said Spencer.
“Yeah, that wasn’t on the menu,” he laughed.
The restaurant manager, Jeffrey Urban, recognized Spencer’s number, and answered the phone at the store. He was the only one able to reach to store because of flooding, according to the company.
He passed on Spencer’s cry for help to a coworker, Cindy Smith. She called her husband, who got his fishing boat and hit the water.
The crew arrived at the Spencers’ home, with two men on jet skis in tow.
“So the jet ski went around the back, and I broke those doors open so they came on through here,” said Spencer, standing in his ruined living room.
That’s when Spencer took a now-viral photo of his wife, sitting on the back of the jet ski in their front door.
“She said, I never dreamed I’d be leaving my house by boat,” said Spencer.
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