If a wall of water had engulfed your town, what would you do? The obvious answer is to run, and grab all your loved ones along the way. But what if that meant risking your life? In the video seen here, a group of people does just that, stopping to help someone at the water’s edge as a massive section of land is washed clear of a once populated community.

This video was broadcast by Al Jazeera English on Tuesday, March 15, 2011.