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State emergency resources activated ahead of expected heavy rain [Video]

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Large portions of the state ranging from South Texas to Southeast Texas are expected to be affected by heavy rainfall and flooding.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Texas Division of Emergency Management activated state emergency-response resources Monday ahead of this week’s tropical development.

Large portions of the state ranging from South Texas to Southeast Texas are expected to be affected by heavy rainfall and flooding. 

This includes the Coastal Bend.

At Gov. Greg Abbott’s direction, TDEM activated:

  • The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (Texas A&M Task Force 1 and Texas Task Force 2)’s Urban Search & Rescue Teams and Swiftwater Rescue Boat Squads
  • The Texas National Guard’s Ground Transportation Platoons with high profile vehicles, helicopters with hoist capability
  • The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Game Warden search and rescue boat teams
  • The Texas Department of Public Safety’s Tactical Marine Unit boats and rescue swimmers, search and rescue aircraft with hoist capability
  • The Texas Department of Transportation’s High profile vehicles and personnel monitoring …

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