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Vermont Swift Water Rescue Team Getting to Work in Texas



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    HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 30: Flooded homes are shown near Lake Houston following Hurricane Harvey August 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas. The city of Houston is still experiencing severe flooding in some areas due to the accumulation of historic levels of rainfall, though the storm has moved to the north and east. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    A Vermont swift water rescue team is in Texas and ready to get to work.

    The team spent Saturday organizing equipment in five response vehicles, boats and trailers in preparation for getting to work.

    Fifteen people were deployed from fire departments and rescue crews around the state after the request came in from Texas emergency management for help.

    The mission will last 12 days, including the drive to and from Texas. Republican Gov. Phil Scott's office said they will be performing evacuations and rescues in flooded areas.

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