First Responders from the Helotes area have been activated and deployed to help with the rescue and clean up efforts from the damage caused by hurricane Harvey and the now tropical storm Harvey that has enjoyed the Texas coastline so much he doesn’t want to leave. His long stay allowed Harvey to break many records and for the people of Houston, outstayed his welcome.
Keaton Mattick and Adam Gibbs have been deployed to Houston. However, their trip was stopped at Katy, as Interstate 10 was impassible in the Katy area. They will be able to help with the rescue efforts ongoing in Katy.
Aaron White and Jack Quipp were sent to the Aransas Pass area to assist with the clean up efforts and to help rebuild the cities hit hard during the early stages of the hurricane.
Travis Lorton, Christopher Anderson, Devine Salazar from ESD No. 8 Fire and Rescue were deployed Monday to the Aransas Pass area to assist local first responders there.
Members of ESD No. 7 Fire and Rescue traveled to the different areas on Monday to assist with relief efforts as well. Harley Rogers, John Manders, Deployed in Cuero, Assistant Chief Chris Willis served as a Paramedic on a Charter bus moving evacuees, Lt Salvador Butcher, Lt Chris Mascorro, Edward Huron deployed in Refugio backfilling fire stations, Cesar Avalos, William Stripling Jr. In Katy assisting Texas Taskforce One with EMS transport of rescued victims.
Fire Chief Kevin Clarkson from ESD No. 7 serves as South Branch Resource Coordinator for TIFMAS. The south Branch has sent out three strike teams with members from Boerne, Bexar County ESD 8(GreyForest), Helotes, District 7 Fire Rescue, Bexar County 2 Fire Department, New Braunfels, Canyon Lake, Bulverde Spring Branch, San Antonio, Live Oak, Converse, Schertz, St Hedwig, Bexar County ESD 10.
Please be patient with our first responders at home as they will continue to work with shortages so that qualified people can assist those in need in a desperate situation.
According to reports today, August 29 many of the levees inside Houston and surrounding areas are in danger of being breached causing authorities to release water from the reservoirs into the bayous.