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Sheriff: Greenville Co. deputies, firefighters deployed to TX after hurricane damage

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Child rescued from flood waters in TX (Source: Associated Press) Child rescued from flood waters in TX (Source: Associated Press)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis confirmed on Wednesday that emergency management officials in Texas reached out to first responders in South Carolina for help.

Lewis said approximately 15 to 25 firefighters and deputies in Greenville County will be deployed to Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, including members of the swift water rescue team.

The sheriff has not yet confirmed an exact time when these Upstate first responders will leave for Texas.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will also deploy officers to Texas to assist in search and rescue efforts. The officers leave Thursday morning to search for survivors in the Hurricane Harvey floodwater. 

The length of the officers' stay will depend on the speed of recovery and rescue efforts in Texas. 

The bass fishing club at Western Carolina University said they are heading to Texas to assist. The team is bringing four boats to help in search efforts. The team is raising money to help pay for travel expenses. Click here to contribute.

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