Texas governor places resources on standby ahead of tropical storm

A Texas Army National Guardsman carries a small boy on his shoulders during flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. (Army National Guard photo by Lt. Zachary West/file)
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AUSTIN, Texas (KWTX) Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Friday offered assistance to Louisiana as Tropical Storm Barry approaches the state’s Gulf Coast including Texas Task Force 1’s Type III Urban Search and Rescue team and other water rescue assets.

“Texans remember how the state of Louisiana came to our aid during Hurricane Harvey and now we are in turn lending our support as Louisianans face Tropical Storm Barry,” he said.

“Texas is continuing to monitor this storm and I have placed assets and teams on standby to respond to any severe weather that may impact our state.”

The following resources remain on standby in Texas to respond to any severe weather event the state may face:

Department of Public Safety resources on standby

• 2 Helicopters with Hoist Capability
• 3 High Altitude Aircraft
• Aircraft Refueling Trailer
• 553 Troopers with Equipped Vehicles
• 53 Trucks/SUVs
• 5 ATV-type Vehicles
• 55 Texas Rangers
• 30 SRT Operators
• 20 SWAT Operators
• 4 Armored High Water Personnel Carriers
• 2 Zodiac Boats
• Safe Boat
• 2 Communication Teams
• 4 Command Trailers
• Initial Reentry Assessment team
• 4 Portable Satellite Packages
• 6 Field Support Trailers
• Inflatable Trailer
• 3 Commercial Generators
• Portable Radio Cache
• 2 Cradle Points with Multiple Cell Carriers
• AT&T Deployable Cell Site
• 13 Shallow Water Boats
• 9 Rescue Swimmers
• State Coordinator
• 7 District Coordinators
• Critical Information Specialist
• 10 Recovery/Mitigation Coordinators
• 7 Emergency Tracking Networks
• 8 Disaster District Committees
• 2 Mobile Satellite Radios
• Drone
• 7 Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service Go-Kits
• ATV/Polaris Ranger and Trailer
• 11 Trauma Bags with Assorted Medical Gear
(Source: Texas Governor’s Office)