Arizona Red Cross volunteers join Harvey relief efforts in Texas

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Arizona Red Cross volunteers were a part of relief efforts for Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas as the storm wreaked havoc on the region.

Volunteers from the Greater Phoenix Chapter began joining the relief effort on Aug. 24 before the storm was upgraded to a Category 4 Hurricane. Staff and volunteers from New Mexico and El Paso were also deployed, according to the Arizona Red Cross.

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Tropical Storm Harvey caused severe flooding and prompted hundreds of rescues in Houston, and other parts of Texas. On Sunday, the National Weather Service said parts of Texas could see up to 50 inches of rainfall.

Among the Red Cross volunteers are a grandfather and grandson who deployed together to Hurricane Matthew last year. They expect tough days ahead in Texas.

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"We'll probably experience something we've never seen before. I think the devastation we've seen on television is pretty much telling that is widespread. The last deployments me had were kind of localized. But this one seems to be widespread and continuing. So, we got to be real flexible," said Alex Reynoso.

The Red Cross continues to send resources to Texas. The National Guard also sent helicopters to the area. 

To make a donation to support Red Cross Disaster Relief, visit, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. 

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