JFRD says they’re sending first responders to help with flooding in Texas

Jacksonville Fire and Rescue instructed Action News Jax they’re sending 40 first responders to help Texas as they deal with flooding.


Members of the division left round 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

Storms this week continued to batter the state as unhealthy climate occasions started as early as April.

Some areas north of Houston have recorded virtually two months of rain this week.

More than 11 inches of rain fell throughout a 24-hour interval that ended Friday morning in the northern Houston suburb of Spring, in accordance to the National Weather Service.

The Associated Press stated the heavy storms that slammed the Houston space on Friday, widened the already harmful flooding in Texas and led to quite a few high-water rescues, together with some from the rooftops of flooded houses.

About 100 miles north officers have completed over 100 water rescues in the previous few days, the Polk County Emergency Management Coordinator Courtney Comstock stated.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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