By Allana J. Barefield
Tropical Storm Sally is rolling into the Louisiana area and Texas will be giving a helping hand.
Gov. Greg Abbott has authorized the Texas Division of Emergency Management to utilize Texas A&M Task Force 1 for Louisiana as they prepare for the storm.
“As our friends in Louisiana prepare for Tropical Storm Sally, the State of Texas is ready to assist in response and recovery efforts,” said Abbott.
Texas A&M Task Force 1will be made up of 80 personnel, six boats and four canines.
“I thank the members of Texas A&M Task Force 1 who are acting swiftly to help our neighbors in Louisiana, and I ask all Texans to pray for those in the path of this storm,” Abbott said.
Texas A&M Task Force 1 is one of the 28 federal teams within the umbrella of FEMA National Urban Search and Rescue System.
“Our neighbors in Louisiana were there for us during Hurricane Harvey, and we will be here for them as Tropical Storm Sally nears their shores,” Abbott added.