PRESS RELEASE – September 1, 2017 UPDATE - California Task Force 3 Water Rescue Operations in Texas

Published on Sep 01, 2017 at 06:53a.m.

Bay Area Water Rescue Teams Continue to Search Areas hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey outside of Houston Texas Thursday!

Please see the attached Press Release and Photographs – Compliments of Menlo Fire and CA-TF3

Photo shown below – Members of California Task Force 3’s FEMA Water Rescue Team assist an elderly man and his wife (not shown) from their home in Wharton Texas that flooded earlier Thursday morning when the Colorado River overbanked.

Photo shown below – Menlo Park Fire District UAS/Drone Pilot Captain Tony Eggimann

Attached Photos – Bay Area Water Rescue Team members of Task Force 3 used a variety of strategies to search areas in and around the community of Wharton Texas today. First they used one of three Drones they brought to conduct an over fly of the mostly rural agricultural area to pin point buildings and farms that were then checked by their boat teams. Once they completed that mission, they and their boats were transported by the Texas National Guard in High Water Military Vehicles into the City of Wharton where they conducted home by home grid searches methodically checking each structure along with other FEMA Water Rescue Teams from California and around the Country.

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Full Press Release - Hurricane Harvey Deployment - August 31, 2017 - CA-TF3 FEMA WATER RESCUE - Wharton Texas.pdf



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