Colorado National Guard deploys life-saving assets to aid Hurricane Harvey victims
31 August, 2017, 01:48 | Author: Irene Delgado
He announced that the number of Texas National Guardsmen on state duty will rise from 3,000 today to 4,000 tomorrow.
At a news conference Wednesday in Austin, Gov. Greg Abbott said Texas also has an additional 30,000 beds "available as needed" for those who fled or are still fleeing floodwaters associated with the storm.
Coast Guard units across the Great Lakes are arriving in Texas to assist with rescue efforts.
"Life-saving and sustainment [capabilities], specifically search and rescue - both ground and air rescue - remain at the top of the list", the general said.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the torrential downpour afterward, Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) for Oklahoma assets have been requested to assist areas in south Texas.
No Wisconsin National Guard forces are now involved, but thousands of soldiers and airmen from Texas and other states have been called on to active duty.
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"Seven fixed-wing aircraft from the U.S. Coast Guard and Air National Guard are in support, he added, and the Texas National Guard is using about 200 Humvees, 218 high-water vehicles, 15 wreckers and 19 fuelers". This new mobilization sends those who are physically able, not now deployed, preparing to deploy or in a combat preparation cycle to answer the call for help and assist their fellow Texans in need.
The National Guard has a unique dual-mission as the nation's first military responder in times of emergency, while simultaneously fulfilling its role as the primary combat reserve of the Army and Air Force.
"Nothing is more important to our guardsmen than the chance to serve their local community".
According to the governor's release, the Texas Guard now has approximately 3,000 personnel activated and mobilized for operations relating to Hurricane Harvey rescue and recovery.
"The 193rd Special Operations Wing has extensive experience with this type of mission and we are happy to assist our sister states when disaster strikes", said Maj. Gen.
Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but the National Weather Service says the rain will continue.
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Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate Texas, with torrential rain and catastrophic flooding predicted to last several more days. "I'm not going to call out my celebrity friends - you guys already know what to do in terms of donating money".
This would be the mostly likely candidate if it weren't for the heavy rain expected from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey . The Texans have held joint practices with the Saints this week and played them in a preseason game Saturday night.
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