SC American Red Cross assisting with Hurricane Harvey relief

Over 2000 Texas Guardsmen activated for Hurricane Harvey

The typical three hour drive between the cities took about four with all the rain, requiring Perkins to pull over and wait out parts of the storm.

New York City is sending 120 emergency personnel to Texas to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced early Sunday.

As waters continue to rise in Houston and surrounding towns, local American Red Cross volunteers are making their way down to Texas to help.

And, unlike some other types of disasters that require a nationwide response.Behling says this storm could mean a long-term deployment.

Apple is partnering with the American Red Cross to allow iTunes users to easily donate to relief efforts. The storm came in as a Category 4 late Friday night and threw heavy winds and buckets of rain all at once. Hundreds of calls were made into the U.S. Coast Guard Sunday as people became stranded on their rooftops due to flooding.

As a result, Regional Disaster Officer Robin Friedman expects to send at least two dozen more volunteers to Texas. She said more waves of New Jersey disaster relief workers are expected to deploy to the area in the following weeks.

This isn't the first time Apple has opened up donations in partnership with the American Red Cross via the iTunes Store. They have 34 community shelters around Texas.

Soldiers and Airmen are now providing support to flooding regions of Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast.

Trailers full of shelter supplies including cots and blankets enough to support more than 20,000 people are in Texas. Included in their massive 60,000-pound equipment cache are devices that will allow crew members to break into steel or reinforced concrete buildings and structures, as well as listening devices and cameras for finding people needing rescue.

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