Kansas crews return from Texas storm response

Kansas emergency teams return from assisting disaster response efforts in Texas Sept. 4, 2017. (Courtesy: Manhattan Fire Dept.)

(WIBW) - Kansas emergency crews are headed home from a mission to assist the disaster response efforts in Texas.

The Manhattan Fire Dept. posted a photo on social media Monday, showing the convoy of Kansas task force members on the road back to the Sunflower State. The Kansas Adjutant General's Office confirmed all Kansas teams demobilized from Texas Monday.

The Manhattan and Mission Township swift water rescue teams were among those who deployed with their equipment last Wednesday night to assist in the response to flooding in Texas following Hurricane Harvey.

The teams were to assist in the search for and transport of any people and animals stranded by flood waters. Photos posted to social media Saturday showed the teams going door to door in Katy, Texas, bringing out anyone caught in the high water.

The crews also provided basic life support and medical care, while supporting helicopter and urban search and rescue efforts.

Other agencies involved were: Kansas Fire Marshal’s Office, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Derby Fire Department, Chanute Fire Department, Derby Fire Department, Hutchinson Fire Department, South Hutchinson Police Department, Neodesha Fire Department, Newton Fire Department/EMS, Parsons Fire Department, Pittsburg Fire Department, Salina Fire Department, Saline County Sheriff’s Office, Sedgwick County Fire Department, Shawnee Fire Department, and Winfield Fire Department.