Hurricane Harvey Urban Search & Rescue Deployment

by EMPACT Northwest
Hurricane Harvey Urban Search & Rescue Deployment

Project Report | Sep 10, 2017
Home from Harvey, and ready for the next one!

By Jake Gillanders | Executive Director

Team Harvey has returned home after much hard work in the Texas-Louisiana border region.  After a weeks work and over 70 rescues, we're gearing up for Irma, Jose, Katia, and whatever follows. Our team spent their time in Louisiana and Texas moving between shelters, 5 ton high water trucks, airboats, and their feet; doing whatever it took to get to the most underserved and needy communities in the area.  We participated in direct rescues, pet evacuations, medical assessments, and even the evacuation of a 7 1/2 month pregnant woman stranded by the rising water.

Thanks to your support, we were able bring hope to the lost, trapped, stranded, and injured.  We couldn't be more proud of our relationship with each of you, and humbled by the trust you put in us.

Thank you!


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EMPACT Northwest

Location: Tacoma, WA - USA
Project Leader:
Jake Gillanders
Executive Director
Kingston , WA United States

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