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LCFD Evacuations 2017

Members of the Las Cruces Fire Department Technical Rescue Team (TRT), who deployed to the hurricane stricken areas of Texas Monday evening, have been assigned to evacuation duties today.

The six members are working alongside Texas Task Force 2 (an Urban Search and Rescue Team) in Fort Bend County, southwest of the city of Houston. They have already performed rescues and evacuations in a 100-home subdivision. Currently the Las Cruces firefighters are staged at the Fort Bend Fairgrounds, where they are spending the evenings in their sleeping bags.

Yesterday, the Emergency operations center in Fort Bend announced the Brazos River would crest in the evening, breaching levees and leaving residents with mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders.