NJ Crews Head to Texas to Help With Harvey

NBC10's Pamela Osborne spoke with members of the National Guard at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. They are going to Houston to help out with any rescue missions that they can as Harvey continues to flood Texas.

(Published Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017)

Gov. Chris Christie says an emergency task force of police, fire and emergency personnel is being sent from New Jersey to Texas to help with Tropical Storm Harvey rescue efforts.

Christie said in a statement Sunday night that as Americans, "we come together during times of crisis." He noted how emergency and law enforcement agencies came from around the country to help New Jersey during Superstorm Sandy.

The first responders with NJ Task Force 1 are headed to the Houston suburb of Katy.

Harvey, which made landfall late Friday as a Category 4 hurricane and has lingered dropping heavy rain as a tropical storm, sent devastating floods pouring into Houston on Sunday. The rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground and overwhelmed rescuers. 

Dramatic Images: Floods Hit as Harvey Drenches Texas People wait to be bussed to a shelter after being evacuated from their homes by flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, is expected to dump upwards to 40 inches of rain in Texas over the next couple of days. Joe Raedle/Getty Images