Shivering toddler rescued in Texas amid Tropical Storm Harvey

It's reported the woman's vehicle got stuck in a flooded parking lot of an office park.

Local residents are evacuated on an air boat operated by volunteers from San Antonio, in the Clodine district after Hurricane Harvey caused heavy flooding in Houston, Texas on 29 August 2017. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Authorities in southeast Texas have found a shivering toddler clinging to her drowned mother in a rain-swollen canal after the woman tried to carry the child to safety from Tropical Storm Harvey.

The Associated Press is reporting the woman's vehicle got stuck in a flooded parking lot of an office park.

A witness saw the woman take her 18-month-old daughter and try to walk to safety when the swift current of a flooded drainage canal next to the parking lot swept her and her child away.

The child was holding onto the floating woman when a police and fire-rescue team in a boat caught up to them about a kilometre downstream.