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Rick Scott sends more help to Texas

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Gov. Rick Scott on Monday said he’s sending more Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers and resources to Houston to help Houston after its soaking by Hurricane Harvey.

“These officers and resources will be assisting with ongoing search and rescue and disaster response efforts,” a press release said. “Gov. Scott spoke with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and reached out this morning to FWC Maj. Andy Krause, who will be leading the response.”

“Hurricane Harvey was the largest storm to impact Texas in more than fifty years and it is crucial that we continue to work together to help our fellow Gulf Coast state during their time of need,” Scott said in a statement.

“I was glad to speak with Gov. Abbott this morning to let him know Florida is sending more resources and we stand ready to offer Texas our continued support,” Scott added. “We will keep Texas families in our thoughts and prayers.”

More than 60 officers and nearly 20 boats are being staged and will deploy today, the release said. This weekend, 25 FWC officers, 17 high water vehicles, two Mobile Command Centers, eight shallow draft vessels and four patrol boats arrived in Houston.

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