8/15/2007 12:00 AM
Activated swiftwater rescue squads from Texas Task Force 1 will remain in San Antonio this evening as Tropical Storm Erin slowly moves toward the Texas coast. Team members conducted training today and will bed down early ahead of what could be early-morning deployment.
If current weather models hold, rainfall associated with Erin is estimated at 3”-5” with some areas receiving up to 8”. Landfall is currently predicted for Thursday mid-morning near Corpus Christi.
Meanwhile, under the watchful eye of the Governor’s Division of Emergency Management, TX-TF1 officials are also looking ahead to Tropical Storm Dean, which is expected to grow into hurricane status and enter the Gulf of Mexico by next week.
More about Texas Task Force 1
Texas Task Force 1 is sponsored by the Texas Engineering Extension Service, or TEEX, and is comprised of more than 300 personnel representing more than 60 jurisdictions and agencies from across the state of Texas.
About the Texas Engineering Extension Service
TEEX , a member of The Texas A&M University System, offers hands-on, customized first responder training, homeland security exercises, technical assistance and technology transfer services impacting Texas and beyond. TEEX programs include fire services, homeland security, law enforcement, public works, safety and health, search and rescue, and economic solutions.