N.Y. First Responders Travel to Tex. to Assist in Hurricane Harvey Rescues

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N.Y. First Responders Travel to Tex. to Assist in Hurricane Harvey Rescues

Video Aug 28, 2017
Mississippi Task Force 1 deployed to Florida to rescue residents from their flooded homes.
The west coast has seen multiple extreme wildfires this season due to this year's historic drought.
Three members of the Hamilton County Emergency Medical Service, part of the five Tennessee ambulance strike teams, deployed to Florida in the wake of the destructive storm Irma, returned today having completed their six day mission.
ADCIRC accurately models storm surge and coastal flooding.
California Task Force 3 sent two teams of 82 people to Florida only 30 minutes after the return of 15 crew members who were assisting rescue operations in Texas after Hurricane Harvey.
The fleet includes a 30-member ambulance strike team and 35 members of the National Guard.
A Washington, D.C.-based team of medical and disaster professionals returned home after two weeks in Texas assisting in rescue and recovery efforts, which the emergency medical supervisor deemed 'a humbling experience.'
Cooler weather and reduced winds have helped crews on both sides of the Columbia River.
California Task Force 5 members spent two weeks in the Houston area following Hurricane Harvey.
All of South Florida is now under hurricane and storm surge watches.
As rescue crews continue digging through the rubble to find survivors, local citizens donate hot meals to first responders to help sustain their energy.
The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation sent 14 pairs of search dogs to help first responders find people trapped underneath rubble.
Rescue task forces were deployed to Texas along with whole blood donations, bottled water and food to aid in the recovery efforts following the severe hurricane.
Team Rubicon is a nonprofit group that recruits, trains and deploys military veterans and first responders to disasters in the U.S. and around the globe.
Various emergency responder organizations are on standby until they are called for assistance in the disaster recovery efforts in the areas of Texas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.