New Jersey Activates Task Force to Assist Harvey VictimsLast Edited:
New Jersey residents are heading to Houston to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Governor Chris Christie has activated the New Jersey Task Force One Urban Search and Rescue, which is an emergency task force of police, fire, and emergency personnel.
The first responders left on the night of Sunday, August 27th, for Texas to help in rescue efforts in relation to what is now Tropical Storm Harvey.
Christie said in a statement that as Americans, "We come together during times of crisis."
He also noted how emergency and law enforcement agencies came from around the country to help New Jersey during Superstorm Sandy nearly five years ago.
Harvey made landfall on Friday, August 25th, as a Category 4 hurricane. It has lingered, however, dropping heavy rain as a tropical storm and sending devastating floods into Houston.
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