Ohio Task Force One helps evacuate Houston apartments

Posted at 2:20 PM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 17:15:54-04

CINCINNATI -- Members of Ohio Task Force One, which includes several members from Greater Cincinnati, were working Tuesday to help dozens of people escape an apartment complex in Houston, Texas.

The team was with the U.S. Coast Guard along Dairy Ashford Road, which flooded after Harvey drenched the region with rain.

Up to 50 people or more needed help to get out of the nearby apartments. There were vehicles submerged and rescue boats in the water.

On Monday, the Ohio team helped move 90 assisted living facility residents from the path of the Hurricane Harvey-related flooding that has washed over many Texas communities.

Ohio Task Force One, based in Dayton, Ohio, responds to major disasters to help with rescue and recovery operations. Four members of the Cincinnati Fire Department and two members of the West Chester Township Fire Department are in Houston with the team.

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