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Rescue operations underway in Houston, hundreds saved

Rescue operations underway in Houston, hundreds saved

The task force is one of 28 Urban Search and Rescue teams throughout the United States to aid in such catastrophic events.

Ryan said Tuesday the team was initially diverted by federal authorities to San Antonio for staging until a decision could be made on where to send them.

A specialty task force of area firefighters is heading to Texas to help in the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.

The Adjutant General's Office says the Kansas teams will search for and transport any people and animals stranded by flood waters.

The combined city and county personnel and equipment will form a Type 1 Swift Water Rescue Team, which is the highest level.

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North Carolina residents interested in helping victims of Harvey can make a $10 donation to the Red Cross by texting HARVEY to 90999 or by donating to the Texas Disaster Relief Fund. That's a large, planned community Northeast of Houston.

Food banks in the affected areas of Texas and Louisiana, such as the Houston Food Bank and Corpus Christi Food Bank, could use cash donations, as could the Texas-based animal nonprofit Austin Pets Alive!, which had transported 330 animals to its shelter as of August 26 and is running out of storage space for donated supplies, according to NPR.

It is unclear how long the VFRS members will be in Texas, but Gormick says it'll depend on how many operational periods this crisis will last for.

"Vermonters always stand ready to help those in need, and even as we deploy our Swift Water Rescue Team today, I know many still want to do more", said Gov. Scott.


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