TEXSAR’s Response to Flooding in Southeast Texas

Press Release For Immediate Release:

TEXSAR’s Response to Flooding in Southeast Texas

Winnie, Texas 9/19/2019 – In response to the devastation caused by Tropical Depression Imelda, in Southeast Texas. Texas Search and Rescue (TEXSAR) has deployed teams at the request of Chambers and Galveston counties on September 19, 2019 to deliver critical relief and rescue services, as well as conduct relevant assessments to offer additional resources. TEXSAR has deployed numerous TEXSAR assets including; two 5-ton trucks, one LMTV, six rescue boats, three humvees, one Dodge 3500 truck with reserve fuel cells, one ford F550 truck, and an equipment transport truck. These assets along with TEXSAR members will continue serving local authorities as long as necessary.

TEXSAR encourages those affected to follow community notices from local emergency officials regarding safety and evacuations. TEXSAR deploys solely at the request of local agencies and is actively serving Southeast Texas.

Chambers County and the Red Cross have opened the White’s Park Community Center as a Public shelter for people affected by the flooding in Chambers County. Dial 2-1-1 for information on evacuation routes, sheltering, and for additional resources. Register your cell phone number and email address with ChambersWarns! to receive secure and free emergency messages from County Emergency Management. https://www.co.chambers.tx.us/page/chamberswarns

Media Inquiries
Chambers County Public Information Officer, Ryan Holzaepfel

TEXSAR is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit first responder organization headquartered in Austin, Texas. TEXSAR serves all citizens of the State of Texas and deploys at the request of law enforcement, fire departments, and emergency management agencies. TEXSAR provides specialized services such as ground search and rescue; flood and swiftwater rescue; K9 search, rescue, and recovery; disaster relief services; wildland fire; aerial search; UAV support; and dive team operations. TEXSAR is fully self-sufficient, including incident management team (IMT) capabilities, logistics and communications. TEXSAR’s services are free to requesting agencies and are staffed by volunteers who are trained professionals in their fields.

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