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Texas receives overwhelming support from other states for Harvey relief

New York, Hawaii, California, Florida, other states sending help to Texas

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SAN ANTONIO – From across the Pacific Ocean to the northeastern tip of the United States, support from all over is being deployed to help with Harvey relief in Texas.

More than 25 states have sent first responders and volunteers to help with the rescue and recovery effort, with some coming from as far as Hawaii and New York.

According to New York City Fire Department’s Facebook page, the New York Task Force, comprised of the city’s fire and the police department, is being sent for “all types of rescues, including swift water rescues.”

"The New York Task Force-1 team is a compilation of FDNY and NYPD members, all from Special Operations. We're being...

Posted by New York City Fire Department (FDNY) on Sunday, August 27, 2017

The crew will await orders in San Antonio and bring “boats, motors, dry suits, rescue equipment for collapsed structures, rope equipment for confined spaces, and a large compilation of Haz-Mat equipment,” according to the Facebook post.

In a tweet sent by the Hawaii Red Cross Twitter page, one volunteer from the Big Island was sent Sunday and “seven other volunteers from the Big Island, Maui, Molokai and Oahu” will also soon deploy to help with Harvey relief.

On Sunday, Facebook user Heather Axtell Godwin shared photos and video to her page of “huge units from Tennessee and Nebraska” with “hundreds of people, at least 20 vans, multiple trucks pulling FEMA boats, charter buses and many semis (trucks).”

We just saw the craziest thing My sister is trying to get back home from South Padre (as my niece was supposed to be...

Posted by Heather Axtell Godwin on Sunday, August 27, 2017

According to Godwin’s post, her and her family were on their way to drop off her niece at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi when they stopped at a Love’s Truck Shop off Interstate 10.

To see what other states across the nation have sent first responders and volunteers to help with Harvey relief in Texas, scroll below. 


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