State Agencies Send Resources To North Texas For Flood Recovery

Alan Scaia
May 02, 2019 - 7:55 am

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - State agencies have sent manpower and equipment to North Texas as the area deals with heavy rain.

The National Weather Service says some parts of the area could receive up to two more inches of rain through Thursday evening.

The Texas National Guard and Departments of Public Safety, Parks and Wildlife, State Health Services, and Texas Department of Transportation are all among agencies that have responded.

Texas A&M's Texas Task Force 1 has also been activated.

“As severe weather moves into the North Texas area, the state is taking every precaution including pre-positioning helicopters and boats to ensure we are ready to assist local officials with potential search and rescue operations,” Governor Greg Abbott said in a statement. “I urge all residents to stay up to date on local weather reports and heed warnings from local officials throughout this severe weather event.”

The Texas State Operations Center is working with the National Weather Service to monitor the system.

Equipment has been stationed for rapid deployment to search and rescue missions:

  • 13 Water Rescue Boats and Crews
  • 6 Helicopters with Hoisting Capability
  • 30 High Profile Vehicles
  • 8 Ambulance Buses*
  • 8 Ambulance Strike Teams*
  • 1 Type One Mobile Medical Unit*
  • 8 Medical Incident Support Teams*
  • 1 Task Force Leader*