Colorado Task Force 1 Deploys Crews To Texas Amid 'Unprecedented' Flooding

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Trailers full of shelter supplies including cots and blankets enough to support more than 20,000 people are in Texas.

"Each of the volunteers have different skill sets", Tobin said, adding there are mental health professionals, logistics people and those specializing in mass food preparation.

Another member of the Connecticut Red Cross team, Stefanie Arcangelo said recovery efforts have been nonstop but their number one priority has been safety and providing shelter.

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Mayor Charles Wax said the Texas Coastal City of Rockport has suffered "widespread devastation". Anyone affected by this weekend's storms and needing assistance is highly encouraged to reach out to the Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

The Red Cross prepared tens of thousands of ready-to-eat meals, "truckloads" of kitchen supplies and more than 40 Red Cross emergency response vehicles are ready to go.

The American Red Cross started preparing for a Category 4 storm with devastating impact across the Gulf Shore.

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Austin has a series of facilities ready to shelter evacuees as well as volunteers on standby to staff them.

Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but its raining and flooding could continue to pound the region for another four to five days. The Red Cross trains and mobilizes more than 5,300 volunteers who support the delivery of services throughout the state.

Friedman said their focus, along with that of the other volunteers from across the country, is to see to victims' most basic and immediate needs.

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