24,000 National Guard troops deployed to help Texas
A total of 24,000 troops will help the rescue teams, which have been overcome by the severity of the flood. The threat of Harvey, more debilitated, moves east of Houston and southwest Louisiana. Texas raises the number killed by Hurricane Harvey to 35.
A total of 24,000 US National Guard troops will be deployed in the state of Texas to help with the emergency, rescue and relief efforts of Tropical Storm Harvey, Governor Greg Abbott said Thursday.
Abbott explained in a press conference that in the next few hours the number of National Guard troops in that southern state, which until this morning was 12,000.
The deployment of more National Guard forces seeks to help rescue teams, who have been overcome by the severity of the floods caused by Cyclone Harvey, especially in the city of Houston, which has left at least twenty Dead and tens of thousands of displaced.