Gov. Perry Deploys Trucks, Helicopters, Swift Water Rescue Teams to Houston
Overnight Rains Cause Flooding, State Supports Local Response Effort
AUSTIN – In response to flood conditions in the Houston area, Gov. Rick Perry has deployed the following state resources to support local officials:
- 25 large Texas Army National Guard trucks with crews
- 3 HH-60 helicopters with flight crews
- Swift water rescue teams from Texas Task Force One
- One incident management team from the Texas Forest Service
The Houston area has received about 10.5 inches of rain since early this morning, which has caused street flooding, endangering motorists and residents in low-lying areas. Local officials have requested that only essential personnel report to work.
“We stand ready to provide any additional state resources local officials need to support their emergency response operations,” Perry said.
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