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Some Central Illinois air rescue officials have been sent on a rescue mission to Texas for Hurricane Harvey victims along the gulf coast. Two staff members from HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield and five team members of the Litchfield Air Methods base at the Litchfield Fire Department flew down to Texas Sunday. Members on the mission include flight nurse Joe Rios and logistics manager Bobby Groves from HSHS St. John’s; and flight nurse Sharon Dugger, paramedics Darren Davis and Steve Piper, and pilots Bob Hester and Doug Rhodes all from the Litchfield Air Methods base.


Areas around Houston have already seen feet of rain, and more rain is expected in the coming days. Houston officials say that the priority is to get everyone rescued because many are still stranded from the catastrophic flooding occuring in the area.

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