Texas asking SC for swift water rescue teams

A Coast Guard rescue team evacuates people from a neighborhood inundated by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

SC Emergency Management says Texas has requested any swift water rescue teams from South Carolina.

They say the request has been relayed to local emergency management groups throughout SC.

Doug Bryson with Spartanburg Co Emergency Management says there has been a request, he has relayed this to the fire marshal and is waiting to hear back.

In Spartanburg County the people going have to be trained in swift water rescue, a full time employee, and be willing to go.

Greenville County is talking with Texas right now. They say they will deploy if and when they receive orders.

They have started preparing in case they are called.

Anderson County is having a similar discussion about whether there are requests for resources they can provide.