Central Florida's emergency response agencies aren't the only locals to have deployed to Texas to help in rescue and recovery efforts after historic flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
Wild Florida, a tourism attraction and destination in Kenansville, dispatched two airboats and four men to Houston Tuesday afternoon to be part of the larger recovery efforts there.
The team should arrive in Houston around 4 p.m. today, said Wild Florida leaders Wednesday. Once there, they will report to a command post located just outside the city to start search and rescue missions.
A video posted on the attraction's Facebook page Tuesday shows the trucks hitting the road with a simple caption: "#Houston we got you! Be there in 14 hours and ready to help. #HoustonStrong #BeWild"
Since Harvey dumped catastrophic amounts of rain in southeast Texas, news reports have shown countless images and videos of residents being rescued from their flooded homes by boat. Wild Florida's airboats, used mostly by tourists exploring Osceola County waterways, will now be part of that imagery.
Each boat, towed to Texas by Wild Florida trucks, will be able to hold multiple people and are equipped with rows of seating for the rescue efforts.
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