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Hurricane Harvey: This is How You Serve

The men and women of the United States military have joined thousands of volunteers, law enforcement, fire and other local first responders to rescue victims stranded in the flooding aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

As many and 30,000 more Guard troops are on standby to assist if things get worse as the storm makes landfall again near the Texas/Louisiana border. Over 50 inches of rain have fallen in some areas near Houston and there's fear of more flooding if the dams and levees don't hold.

There are far too many stories of heroism to tell from the past few days, but here are ten images that show just how important our military has been to relief efforts.

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Volunteers and Coast Guard first responders work together to rescue residents from rising flood waters in Houston on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.

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WESTLAKE, TX - AUGUST 29: Texas Army National Guard members Sergio Esquivel, left, and Ernest Barmore carry 81-year-old Ramona Bennett after she and other residents were rescued from their Pine Forest Village neighborhood due to high water from Hurricane Harvey August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

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HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 29: Coast Guard rescue workers and volunteers help residents make their way out of a flooded neighborhood after it was inundated with rain water following Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Photo by 1st Lt. Zachary West/U.S. Army

Soldiers with the Texas Army National Guard rescue Houston residents as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey continue to rise, Monday, August 28, 2017. More than 12,000 members of the Texas National Guard have been called out to support local authorities in response to the storm.

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Volunteers and Coast Guard first responders work together to rescue residents from rising flood waters in Houston on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.

 

Photo by National Guard Bureau

Soldiers with the Texas Army National Guard work with local authorities in Houston to load up a small boat in the back of a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey continue to rise, Monday, August 28, 2017.

Photo by National Guard Bureau

A Soldier with the Texas Army National Guard, left, works with local authorities to rescue a Victoria, Texas, resident as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey continue to rise, Monday, August 28, 2017.

Photo by National Guard Bureau

Soldiers with the Texas Army National Guard rescue Houston residents as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey continue to rise, Monday, August 28, 2017.

Photo by Lt. Zachary West/100th MPAD

Texas National Guard soldiers arrive in Houston, Texas to aid citizens in heavily flooded areas from the storms of Hurricane Harvey.

AP

WESTLAKE, TX - AUGUST 29: 81-year-old Ramona Bennett hugs Texas Army National Guard members Sergio Esquivel after she and other residents were rescued from their flooded Pine Forest Village neighborhood due to high water from Hurricane Harvey August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

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