COLCHESTER, Vt. — A Vermont swift water rescue team is in Texas and ready to get to work.

The team spent Saturday organizing equipment in five response vehicles, boats and trailers in preparation for getting to work.

Fifteen people were deployed from fire departments and rescue crews around the state after the request came in from Texas emergency management for help.

The mission will last 12 days, including the drive to and from Texas. Republican Gov. Phil Scott’s office said they will be performing evacuations and rescues in flooded areas.

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