Giovedi, 23 Novembre, 2017

Colorado search and rescue teams head to South Texas after Harvey

Hurricane Harvey prep Nebraska task force headed to Texas as Harvey approaches
Parmenio Sano | 28 Agosto, 2017, 22:23

"We anticipate they'll be doing slow-moving water rescues, flood rescues, from boats", Webber said. CenterPoint Energy, the primary power provider in southeast Texas, told NBC 5 that as of 2 p.m. CT there were about 80,000 people without service in the Houston area. "We thank God. We thank God".

Twenty members of the department are heading to Texas to help with ongoing search-and-rescue efforts.

ODITT: Sure. We continue to do active search-and-rescue missions.

Abbott spent the morning before going to the EOC speaking with local officials in the affected areas. So this has been an all-hands-on-deck evolution. If you find yourself in a state of emergency. KHOU reported Sunday that over 300 rescues have been conducted by the Coast Guard so far. We have a fixed-wing command and control aircraft.


The Red Cross was also sending a disaster assistance response team from NY to Texas, composed of active and retired firefighters who volunteer with the non-profit.

One family from near Corpus Christi made it to Burkburnett, where they're now staying with family, still wondering when they'll be able to go back home. "We'll be out pulling people off the roof of their houses".

Hurricane Harvey is the type of event the team said they hope never happens, but one they train and prepare for. "The number in harm's way will increase also with the rain that is forecast to come", Abbott said, adding that the storm had already inflicted billions of dollars in damage. While Abbott called on people to leave, Turner gave opposite directions. "They're more important than anything else". Members say they don't think twice when they get the call that their help is needed. The company reiterates on the page that 100 percent of the donations will be sent to the Red Cross and that personal information will not be shared with the organization. And in order to help to receive numbers, we're expanding some of those lines where we can. "I believe we're ready to face any danger". As long as you need to.

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