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Billy Cable, the 2018 Aflac Corporate Responsibility Hero

By 3p Contributor

It was just over a year ago when Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Texas, and caused historic flooding across the region. Lisa Bates, a local independent agent licensed to sell Aflac insurance products, and her family, including her 10-month-old daughter, were stranded in their neighborhood and in need of help. Without any power and little battery left on her phone, Lisa quickly sent out a message on social media.

"We proceeded to go out of the house, and we sunk into chest-high water," said Lisa. "and we swam probably over a half mile to get to a vehicle, and we were piled up and driven to safety."

Watch the video below to learn about Lisa's story.


Previously posted on 3BL Media news and Reuters Insider

Image credit: Texas Military Department/Flickr

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