How Houston-area rescue crews are helping after Hurricane Laura

HOUSTON – Until Wednesday, parts of the Houston area were on track to feel serious impacts from Hurricane Laura.

While we may have dodged a bullet, our neighbors in Louisiana are facing the devastating effects of the Category 4 storm.

Instead of stepping back and wiping their brows in relief, first responders from all over the state and country have gathered at NRG Stadium to prepare to help residents who were impacted by Laura.

Dozens of rescue crews were ready with ambulances, fire trucks and boats to be dispatched to areas in need of assistance early Thursday, and people could be seen sleeping by the emergency vehicles in case they were called to action.

Watch: Ambulance convoy heads from Houston to Hurricane Laura damage zone

The Texas Emergency Medical Task Force asked to use NRG as a staging area, and according to KPRC 2 consumer expert Amy Davis, some people have even seen crews from as far as Arkansas in northern areas that are ready to help where needed.

According to the task force, the last time crews had a similar set up was during Hurricane Harvey.

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