Baltimore County has dispatched four firefighters to Texas to help with search and rescue efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey – now Tropical Storm Harvey – is drowning southeastern Texas for the fourth day, causing catastrophic flooding across a vast area.
“Our thoughts and prayers remain with everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey and its catastrophic aftermath. I am proud that Baltimore County is able to lend its expertise to help our fellow Americans suffering in this historic disaster,” County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said in a statement.
According to CBS Baltimore,
Two firefighters who are part of Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Pennsylvania Task Force #1, a group of specially trained first responders, left Sunday morning to assist.
Two other BCoFD members, who are both certified paramedics, went to Texas as part of Maryland 1-Disaster Medical Assistance Team.
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