Firefighters from Wichita Falls and Burkburnett leave for Houston

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - About ten Firefighters from the Wichita Falls and Burkburnett Fire Department left early Sunday morning to help Hurricane Harvey flood victims in Harris County.

Donald Hughes, the Wichita Falls Assistant Fire Chief, said they will be filling in for first responders at some Houston area fire stations.

By Saturday some Texoma first responders had already made their way to Corpus Christi.

Chief Hughes said for those who would like to help those firefighters who are assisting down south to drop off bottled waters at any of the Wichita Falls fire stations or make a donation to the Red Cross. 

As of 5:10 p.m. Sunday, Katrina Farmer, with the American Red Cross in Wichita Falls, said there is no immediate plan for them to go help with relief efforts on the Texas coast as tens of thousands flee those flooded areas.

Farmer said they will stay in North Texas and open up shelters to those in need if necessary.

However, she adds as of right now there are no plans to open shelters in Wichita Falls, but they are on standby if needed.

Farmer said they could be providing services to victims for the next several months.

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