Kids rescued from summer camp, day care

4 water rescues made in 1 day

HOUSTON - Children were rescued from a day care in Spring and a summer camp in northwest Harris County on Thursday.

Floodwaters surrounded Sandlot Sports on Mueschke Road north of the Northwest Freeway.

"We looked out the windows and saw all this water around us," one boy attending summer camp said. "My brother was saying, 'I don't think we're going to get out today.'"

The Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department said 15 children and several adults were trapped inside the building.

Firefighters used boats to get everyone to higher ground. The children were reunited with their parents.

"They called us at 2 o'clock and said we're holding on to your kids, it's not safe,'" said Steve Aldrich, whose daughter Chelsea was at the camp.

"They're very organized, calm and it all seems under control," one mother said about the firefighters.

Cy-Fair volunteer firefighters said they rescued 20 people from Sandlot. 15 kids ranging in age from 5 to 12 and 5 adults.

The Learning Center on Glenloch in Spring had about 50 children in their facility when floodwaters crept up.

"I was very scared," The Learning Center employee Doris Moore said. "Not for us, the day care, but for the kids, the people around us."

Elisabeth Keng used her husband's big pickup truck to carry out truckloads of children. She made about 10 trips through the water.

"Very thankful. I wouldn't know what to do if she wasn't there to get all the kids," parent Jessica Galvan said of Keng. "I would really like to tell her thank you for doing that."

No injuries were reported at either facility.

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