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Gov. Greg Abbott activates entire Texas National Guard to assist in rescuing flood victims

12,000 Texas Army National Guard arrives to assist in rescue efforts

MEYERLAND, Texas – Gov. Greg Abbott activated the entire Texas National Guard to assist in rescuing Texans from flooded homes and vehicles Monday.

The Texas Army National Guard traveled from San Antonio and arrived to the area of Loop 610 and Beechnut Sunday evening to help with rescue efforts.

A Public Works truck was also spotted in the area, full of people who were rescued from flooded homes and taken to safety.

A California FEMA team in the area was using its boat to assist in the same area where people in kayaks were scouring the waters in an attempt to save residents.

The National Guard trucks were able to get through flooded areas that earlier posed a problem and left many people stranded.

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