COLLEGE STATION – As rivers continue to crest in the coastal areas of Texas, it will take at least several more days for flood waters to return within their banks. Texas Task Force 1, along with state and federal resources, continues to conduct search and rescue operations in East and Southeast Texas, where moderate to major flooding continues to impact coastal communities. The Neches, Brazos, San Jacinto, San Bernard, Trinity and Sabine River Basins continue to experience major flooding.
TX-TF1 and TX-TF2 urban search and rescue (US&R) teams continue to support local jurisdictions in Brazoria County, where the Brazos River is in a “flood of record” status. In Harris County, the teams are assisting the local fire department with evacuations of a community near Buffalo Bayou.
Water rescue operations and evacuations have slowed in Brazoria, Liberty, Chambers, Jefferson, Jasper, Newton and Orange counties, but TX-TF1 Water Rescue Squads remain engaged with supporting local responders in those areas.
TX-TF1 Liaisons are supporting the State Operations Center, the Texas Air Operations Center and five Emergency Operations Centers across the State, as well as the Texas Search and Rescue Overhead Team in College Station.
If you, or a neighbor, friend or family member has been impacted by Harvey, you can find more information about assistance, shelters or locating a loved one at: https://gov.texas.gov/hurricane
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