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Coast Guard Joins Rescue Effort as Flooding Emergencies Declared in Texas

The Coast Guard was assisting with high water rescues across several counties in the Houston and Beaumont areas of Texas on September 19, as the Chambers County Sheriff’s office alone said it had received more than 1,000 calls for assistance. Footage here shows what looks to be a Coast Guard helicopter hoisting someone aboard near a hotel in Beaumont. Guadalupe Torres, who captured this footage, said he was stuck in his room at the MCM Elegante Hotel. Torres told Storyful he was on the fifth floor and other guests on lower levels were being forced to higher ones. Credit: Guadalupe Torres via Storyful
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