Nearly 100 Florida Fish and Wildlife officers headed to Houston

Nearly 100 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers are headed to Houston to help with rescue efforts during the epic flooding caused by Tropical Storm Harvey.

Harvey, which made landfall last week as a Category 4 hurricane, is moving slowly to the east, allowing rain to train over areas, including Houston, which has received so much rain the National Weather Service had to change its graphics to account for the deluge.

Gov. Rick Scott said this morning he is sending additional fish and wildlife officers at the request of Texas officials that said they needed more help in search and rescue and disaster response.

Currently, 37 FWC officers and 21 boats are in route to Houston to support ongoing response efforts. More than 60 officers and nearly 20 boats are being staged and will deploy today.

This weekend, twenty-five FWC officers, 17 high water vehicles, two Mobile Command Centers, eight shallow draft vessels and four patrol boats arrived in Houston after being deployed Saturday night.

HOUSTON, TX – AUGUST 27: In this handout provided by the Army National Guard, Texas National Guardsmen assist residents affected by flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey onto a military vehicle August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, is expected to dump upwards to 40 inches of rain in areas of Texas over the next couple of days. (Photo by Lt. Zachary West/Army National Guard via Getty Images)

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