U.S. coast guard says rescues over 4500 people from Hurricane Harvey

Texas National Guard soldiers arrive in Houston Texas to aid citizens in heavily flooded areas from the storms of Hurricane Harvey

"While we never wish for anyone to be faced with disaster, we are always ready to assist, whether here in Nebraska or elsewhere in the U.S.", Bohac said.

The Delaware Guard sent one of its a C-130 aircraft to Texas to help support evacuation efforts in the storm's wake.

"On Wednesday alone, Punt Teams took more than 940 people in the Houston, Texas area to safety".

The guard is sending a helicopter, forklifts, medical air crews and other equipment and personnel to help with rescue efforts following historic flooding in south Texas.

Meanwhile, in Louisiana, the storm made its second landfall early today as it continues to move eastward. Gen. Witham said the military was planning on a lengthy involvement in storm relief and recovery, and was taking a "phased approach" to bringing in troops and equipment.

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Soldiers and airmen now stand ready, even though have been no official requests to help at this time. "Usually when the Guard responds to hurricane-type events, normally we talk about that first 72-96 hours".

Senior Chief Charles Fowler, a Coast Guard rescue diver, says he is just waiting for the call to Clearwater that it's time for him to go help in Texas. Aaron Duplechin, commander of the unit.

The Coast Guard and the Marines Reserves are conducting air search and rescue operations in the Port Arthur, Texas, area.

"While this is still a risky situation with a long response effort ahead, the state and people of Texas are resilient", said FEMA Administrator Brock Long.

"Property owners with covered damages maintain the same rights to an insurance claim whether they file their claim before or after September 1", the department said.

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