Coast Guard continues rescue operations

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard, federal, state and local agencies continue to respond to the greater Houston metro area Wednesday.

Currently, there are 21 Coast Guard helicopters and nine Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams, with 26 shallow-draft vessels, capable of operating in flooded urban areas.

Coast Guard has rescued more than 4,361 people and 113 pets.

If you are in a flooding situation, stay calm, do not panic and get to high ground immediately.

Do not call for rescue if you are not in a life-threatening situation. Rescue teams are prioritizing rescues by urgency. We are not able to facilitate requests for assistance on social media.

If you, your friends, or family need emergency assistance, call and provide your location, zip code, street name and number of people, in need of assistance, to 911 first, your local county emergency operation center and then Coast Guard Houston-Galveston command center at:






For those who want to volunteer, please call Harris County voluntary hotline at 713-881-3100.

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