LUBBOCK, TX (NEWS RELEASE) - The City of Lubbock continues to provide personnel and resources to assist in the emergency response to Hurricane Harvey. The City now has 25 personnel and 18 pieces of equipment in the Texas Gulf Coast region. Personnel includes 13 Lubbock Police Department personnel, 11 Lubbock Fire Rescue personnel, and 1 City of Lubbock employee.
The added personnel includes two Lubbock Police Department personnel trained in boat operations, two Lubbock Fire Rescue personnel trained in swift water rescue, and an additional Lubbock Fire Rescue employee trained as a flight paramedic. An additional fire engine and crew received tasking orders, but has now been placed on stand-by to respond if requested.
The City of Lubbock will continue to support the emergency response effort at the request of the State Operations Center in order to assist in the most effective way possible. No request has been made to open shelter operations in Lubbock by the State Operations Center at this time. The Texas Department of Public Safety; Texas Division of Emergency Management has activated numerous other shelter operations in the North, Central, and South Texas regions.
City of Lubbock Emergency Management will remain in contact with the State Operations Center and City personnel deployed to the coast to provide additional support as requested. Updates on the City of Lubbock response will also be provided at mylubbock.us and on the City, Police, and Fire social media channels.
Those wishing to assist in the relief effort for those affected by Hurricane Harvey can visit spfb.org/hurricaneharveyrelief.
(News release from the City of Lubbock)
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