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(CONROE, Texas) — A group banded together to rescue a trapped woman from fast-moving floodwaters in Conroe, Texas, in a dramatic moment caught on camera.

The woman was trapped in a van Thursday off of Interstate 45 in Conroe — about 40 miles north of Houston — when the group of rescuers, struggling to stay standing in the rushing waters, extended a ladder towards her.

As the rescuers held up the ladder, they also held onto each other so no one would be washed away.

The ladder successfully reached the woman, who crawled out of the van and was then carried to safety.

The Texas flooding has proved to be damaging and deadly. At least one person died from the flooding in Brenham, a city located about halfway between Austin and Houston.

And the threat is not over — flash flood warnings are in effect this afternoon in Texas counties including Harris, Liberty, Montgomery and San Jacinto.

The severe weather also extended beyond southeastern Texas, with much of the Plains and the South suffering from flash flooding.

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