Florida Sends Relief to Texas in Wake of Hurricane Harvey Devastation

 Monday, August 28, 2017

 Palm Beach Post

Gov. Rick Scott dispatched 25 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission officers, two Mobile Command Centers, eight shallow draft vessels and four patrol boats to Houston, according to a news release.

“Floridians know first-hand how damaging a storm can be for families and communities, and how important it is to have the support of nearby states during these challenging times,” Scott said in the release Saturday. “That is why I am immediately sending FWC officers and resources to respond to Texas’ request for emergency assistance following the impact of Hurricane Harvey.”

Authorities are unsure of the scope of the damage caused by Harvey because crews have been able to get into the hardest-hit places.