When Flood Waters Rise, Out Come the Big Rigs

Unfortunately it takes a natural disaster to see what America has in its burliest garages.

As South Carolina finds itself in a state of emergency, a handful of specialized vehicles are deployed. While civilian cars succumb to the high waters and dangerous currents, heavy-duty military, municipal and even some soft-roaders render aid. Above, you'll find these vehicles doing what they do best—amid what can only be described as trying circumstances—during floods over the past few years in the U.S.