AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is sending resources to Louisiana ahead of Tropical Storm Barry. 

Gov. Abbot says the state will send search and rescue teams with water rescue assets to assist local emergency response teams. 

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“Texans remember how the state of Louisiana came to our aid during Hurricane Harvey and now we are in turn lending our support as Louisianans face Tropical Storm Barry,” Gov. Abbott said.

Barry is expected to strengthen into a Cat. 1 hurricane before making landfall Saturday morning. Torrential rainfall is the biggest threat from the storm. Some areas in south Louisiana are forecast to receive between 10-20" of rain this weekend. 

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“Texas is continuing to monitor this storm and I have placed assets and teams on standby to respond to any severe weather that may impact our state," Gov. Abbott added. "I ask all Texans to keep those in the storm’s path in their thoughts and prayers.”

According to Gov. Abbott's office, the following resources remain on standby in Texas to respond to any severe weather event the state may face:

Department of Public Safety Resources

  • 2 Helicopters with Hoist Capability
  • 3 High Altitude Aircraft
  • Aircraft Refueling Trailer
  • 553 Troopers with Equipped Vehicles
  • 53 Trucks/SUVs
  • 5 ATV-type Vehicles
  • 55 Texas Rangers
  • 30 SRT Operators
  • 20 SWAT Operators
  • 4 Armored High Water Personnel Carriers
  • 2 Zodiac Boats
  • Safe Boat
  • 2 Communication Teams
  • 4 Command Trailers
  • Initial Reentry Assessment team
  • 4 Portable Satellite Packages
  • 6 Field Support Trailers
  • Inflatable Trailer
  • 3 Commercial Generators
  • Portable Radio Cache
  • 2 Cradle Points with Multiple Cell Carriers
  • AT&T Deployable Cell Site
  • 13 Shallow Water Boats
  • 9 Rescue Swimmers
  • State Coordinator
  • 7 District Coordinators
  • Critical Information Specialist
  • 10 Recovery/Mitigation Coordinators
  • 7 Emergency Tracking Networks
  • 8 Disaster District Committees
  • 2 Mobile Satellite Radios
  • Drone
  • 7 Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service Go-Kits
  • ATV/Polaris Ranger and Trailer
  • 11 Trauma Bags with Assorted Medical Gear

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Texas Military Department Resources

  • Rotary Wing MRP
  • 2 Ground Transportation Platoons
  • Food Unit Leader Support Team
  • Intake/Vetters Support Team
  • Military Desk Support Team
  • Multiple Personnel

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Resources

  • 3 Saw Squads
  • 3 Planning Modules
  • 26 Game Wardens
  • 8 Airboats
  • Fuel Trailer
  • 4 SAR Boat Teams
  • Helicopter

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Texas Task Force 1 Resources

  • SAR Overhead Team
  • 4 SWR Boat Squads
  • 10 Helicopter SAT Technicians
  • Type 3 USAR Team
  • 10 SAT Division Supervisors