Oklahoma First Responders Ready To Help With Hurricane Harvey

Friday, August 25th 2017, 9:53 pm
By: News On 6

Oklahoma first responders are waiting to get the go ahead to hit the road to help people affected by hurricane Harvey.
The crew heading out from Tulsa packed several trailers.
Although they're used to covering wildfires and tornados, they say they have what it takes to rescue folks in flooding situations.
The rescue team gets water rescue training monthly and will be applying those skills.

Jeff Leon with the Tulsa fire rescue team said, "We've had floods here in town and we've looked for people before but nothing of this magnitude. And this is probably going to be one of the biggest we've ever been to. And some of the guys went to Katrina and that's what they're talking this is going to be like."

The crews plan to be in Texas for a full week.