August 26, 2017 (San Diego) 45 members of Task Force 8, which includes personnel from multiple fire agencies in The County are deploying to Texas for at least two weeks.
These men and women will assist in search and rescue operations. They are taking swift water rescue, as well as hazardous materials and confined space rescue.
This is a national response. Moreover, other task forces have been activated in California.
The American Red Cross has 3 personnel on scene as well. If you wish to donate, you can do it here.