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San Diego Disaster Team Flies to Texas to Assist in Hurricane Harvey Emergency Response

The Coast Guard said it had launched two MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from Corpus Christi to Lydia Ann Channel to rescue the tugboat crews.

The choppers arrived at 1 p.m. and hoisted seven people from the Gulf Justice and transferred them to Charles R. Johnson Airport in Port Mansfield.

Aircrews with the U.S. Coast Guard rescued 17 residents in distress Saturday, as Harvey caused widespread destruction in southern parts of the state.

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That victory maintained Barca's ideal start to La Liga as they adjusted to life without Neymar and the injured Luis Suarez . Six minutes before half-time, Leo Messi missed a penalty, which was saved by Alaves goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco .

"This was a great effort between our Coast Guard aircrews and Signet Constellation's crew in very unsafe conditions". Tony Hahn, commander, Sector Corpus Christi in the release. Powerful storm expected to linger for days.

The US Coast Guard rescued 12 crew members from an offshore supply vessel off the Texas coast just ahead of last night's powerful landfall by Hurricane Harvey, which is continuing to shutter ports and keep ships away from heavily trafficked ports across the Texas coast. The storm made landfall late Friday night as a Category 4 storm, with sustained winds of 130 miles per hour that whipped coastal communities overnight.

A call to the Coast Guard came in at 3:40 a.m. Friday.

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