Florida Fish and Wildlife officers rescue more than 200 Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Posted at 6:58 AM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 08:30:37-04

Florida is providing much-needed assistance to Texas victims impacted by flood waters from Hurricane Harvey.

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers are continuing to actively assist with disaster response efforts in the Houston area.

As of Tuesday afternoon, FWC officers have rescued more than 200 Texans since arriving in the area.

They were deployed to the area over the weekend by Gov. Rick Scott in response to Texas’ request for emergency assistance.

Nearly 125 FWC officers, more than 40 boats, 17 high water vehicles, two Mobile Command Centers and eight shallow-draft vessels are currently in Texas to support ongoing search and rescue and disaster response efforts.