Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission officers and support staff continue to assist Texas flood victims in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
The FWC, at the direction of Gov. Rick Scott, deployed its first wave of officers to Texas Friday evening.
Since then, the crews from Florida have conducted over 200 rescues of flood victims in the Houston area.
The state has sent 145 FWC staff members to Texas to help out with relief efforts, along with 62 boats and special equipment.
“I’m extremely proud of the work our officers do every day, and we are honored to assist Texas during this catastrophic event,” said Col. Curtis Brown, Director of FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement. “We are certainly keeping the people of Texas in our hearts right now and will do everything we can to assist.”
In a written statement, FWC said: “Due to Florida’s extensive experience with weather events like Hurricane Harvey, FWC officers are trained, prepared, capable and have the assets that can be of great help to those in need. We will be taking direction from Texas authorities to assist them in the areas that they determine need our help, primarily focusing on high water search and rescue operations.