By John W. Davis, Reporter
Final Up to date: Monday, August 28, 2017, 6:21 AM EDT
About one hundred Duke Power line contractors are heading to Houston, Texas, to assist restore energy after Tropical Storm Harvey smashed into the Lone Star State.
- Duke Power assets anticipated to be in Houston inside subsequent 2 days
- Native first responders shall be serving to with rescue efforts
Assets from Duke Power staff are anticipated to reach within the Houston space Tuesday night time or Wednesday morning.
Nevertheless, they won’t be the primary native crews to get there.
Gov. Rick Scott stated he despatched 25 Florida Fish and Wildlife officers, with 17 excessive water automobiles, two Cellular Command Facilities, eight shallow draft vessels and 4 patrol boats from the Pensacola space to Texas on Saturday.
They are going to be serving to with search and rescue and catastrophe response efforts.
On Sunday, Scott stated he requested Texas Gov. Greg Abbott how else Florida will help in Texas.
We’ll proceed to offer any help that’s requested. Florida stands with Texas.
— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) August 28, 2017
That’s when native first responders from Orlando Hearth Division and Orange County Hearth Rescue, who’re part of the Florida Process Drive four — City Search and Rescue Workforce, acquired the decision for service.
Our 5 FFs are proud to hitch forty seven from Florida, incl 22 from CFL #USAR Activity Pressure four deploying to help w/swift water rescue efforts #Harvey pic.twitter.com/e1VIO1hx0x
— OCFire Rescue (@OCFireRescue) August 28, 2017
Our process drive has simply been activated to #Texas to assist in rescues of these stranded by catastrophic flooding because of #Harvey pic.twitter.com/ypkgxNudu3
— Orlando Hearth Dept (@OrlandoFireDept) August 27, 2017
Scott stated Florida will proceed to offer Texas with any emergency help that’s requested.