Locals help in Houston rescue

“Oops, we fell in a hole!” remarked Storm Lake native Amanda Helmbrecht
as she and a co-volunteer on the WizardWars rescue team trip into the
floodwaters in Houston. Meanwhile her husband Niky Komvongsa (in the
boat) and another team member load a Texan’s belongings into their boat.

SLHS grad, husband head to Texas with boat

BY DOLORES CULLEN

This spiffy new flat bottom boat is good for more than fishing. Storm Lake High School 2010 graduate Amanda Helmbrecht and her husband Niky Komvongsa had a custom boat built for themselves, but when they saw the images on TV of flood-ravaged Texas they decided to help.

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