Firefighters Remove Flags From Near-Submerged Flagpole on Texas Lake

Firefighters in Texas removed two flags from a near-submerged flagpole on Lake Travis on Thursday, October 18, as heavy rainfall caused water levels to rise.

Lake Travis Fire Rescue shared this footage of the Stars and Stripes and state flag of Texas being removed as a fire crew performed “hazard assessment and rescue operations” in the area on October 18.

Water levels were expected to continue to decline on October 22 after peaking on Saturday, local reports said. Credit: Lake Travis Fire Rescue via Storyful