31 Aug '17, 4pm

[email protected] rescue helos scramble to keep pace with Harvey

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — When he fired up the MH-60 Seahawk helicopter Wednesday morning, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Pat Dunn thought it was going to be an easier day over the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey. Monday had been intense. The pilot and his crewmembers, who came from Naval Station Norfolk, Va., for search-and-rescue duty, rescued 215 people and 12 animals on their first day flying into the devastation in the Houston area. Tuesday had been much drier, and the crews that went out from this college town northwest of Houston did not perform a single rescue. As this storm has proven, however, no two days are alike. Wednesday brought a fresh round of tropical storm winds and rain, this time farther southeast, in the cities of Beaumont and Port Arthur. Floodwaters rose quickly, and people were trapped. A voluntary evacuation was issued for 1,000 families in north Beaumont, where 2...

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