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As Houston copes with catastrophic flooding, SoCal fire departments come to the rescue




Houston residents attempt to escape to flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
Houston residents attempt to escape to flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
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Hurricane Harvey has devastated Houston and Southeast Texas. Massive flooding has left so many people in danger that experts estimate 30,000 people could need emergency shelter. 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has task forces all over the country making the long trek to Houston, including fire departments from Los Angeles, Riverside, and Orange Counties.

Los Angeles Fire Department arrived in Texas today, and the task force from Orange County Fire Authority got there over the weekend. Take Two host Libby Denkmann spoke with Captain Larry Kurtz, the public information officer for the OCFA, to get an update on the task force's rescue efforts.

 "The team has really been nonstop action since they got there," Kurtz said. "They've had close to 200 rescues total that they have done so far with another 40 to 50 rescues that occurred last night alone."

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