38 from Great Lakes Coast Guard bring airboats, rescue helicopters to Houston

Local Coast Guard rescue crews headed to Texas for Harvey relief efforts

Aircraft from other National Guard and active duty military units have also deployed to Texas, including three HH-60G Pave Hawk combat search-and-rescue helicopters from the U.S. Air Force's 920th Rescue Wing.

In addition to the expanded rescue teams, the airboats being sent to Texas are essential for reaching people in flooded areas.

A Pentagon official says the military's contribution to severe weather rescue efforts in the southern states of Texas and Louisiana could rise tenfold or more in the coming days.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports a statement from the DE guard says a C-130 aircraft was launched Tuesday to support evacuation efforts in Texas.

Nation's Largest Refinery Scales Back Output as Harvey Rages
Port Arthur has been among the hardest hit areas of Texas, having received over 40 inches of rain as of Tuesday, reports KFDM. Another company, Valero announced midday Wednesday that it had ceased operations at its Port Arthur refinery. "We need boats.

The U.S. Coast Guard has been responding to search and rescue requests in response to Hurricane Harvey in the greater Houston Metro Area Aug. 28, 2017.

A Nevada Army Guard crew is headed to Texas to assist in emergency operations in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Since arriving in Texas, members of the 106th Rescue Wing have rescued 345 people, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The rain began lashing Texas late last week, before Harvey made landfall last weekend as a Category 4 hurricane. It is now a tropical depression moving away from the Gulf Coast. Texas Adjutant General Maj.

The New York National Guard will be sending a regional medical plans officer to help evacuate and transport patients from the Houston hospitals. Gen. John F. Nichols said Texas Guard members are working around the clock.

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