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Harvey Aftermath

Harvey Aftermath

Harvey was a category 4 hurricane then became a flooding event on the Texas Gulf Coast

Harris County Seeks to Compile Volunteers Data for Disasters

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    Rescuers go house-to-house checking for anyone that may need help after flooding caused by heavy rain during Hurricane Harvey August 29, 2017 in the Bear Creek neighborhood in west Houston, Texas. The neighborhood flooded after water was released from nearby Addicks Reservoir. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

    Community leaders in the Houston area want to compile a list of rescue volunteers with boats in case another storm like Hurricane Harvey batters Texas.

    The Houston Chronicle reports the effort by Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Sheriff Ed Gonzalez would include a database to coordinate volunteer resources.

    Harvey hit Texas on Aug. 25, leading to torrential rain that swamped parts of Southeast Texas, including Houston. Emmett two days later made a public plea for people with boats and high-water vehicles to save others.

    Volunteers from the Cajun Navy, a similar volunteer disaster response team based in Louisiana, had trouble finding specific homes to help with Harvey rescues.

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