Vice President Mike Pence talked with News Radio 1200 WOAI's San Antonio's First News with Charlie Parker today, and stressed that the federal government is committed to making certain that Texans receive the federal relief they need from Tropical Storm Harvey.
"There are more than 8,600 federal officials from FEMA who are on the ground in Texas and Louisiana," Pence said. "We have shipped more than 2 and a half million meals, more than 2 million liters of water, we have more than three dozen Coast Guard fixed wing and helicopter aircraft, more than one hundred shallow water rescue workers who have been working in the area for several days, in conjunction with the Texas National Guard."
Pence stressed that people who have been affected by the storm will get the help they need, even as the rain continues to fall.
"People should know that we are with you now, we are focused on rescue," he said. "But soon when the flood waters recede, they can be confident in Texas and in areas affected in Louisiana that the American people through the federal government and your state and local officials will see Texas all the way back, but it is going to be a long haul."