Coast Guard responds to flooding near Beaumont, Texas

U.S. Coast Guard members rescue locals from flood water on their flat-bottom boats in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aug. 14, 2016. The Coast Guard sent water and air assets to assist the victims in the Baton Rouge area. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles)

U.S. Coast Guard members rescue locals from flood water in this Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles.

HOUSTON — Coast Guard crews are responding to reports of flooding near Beaumont, Texas, Thursday.

Shallow water response teams from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge as well as helicopters from Coast Guard Air Station Houston are standing by to respond to requests for assistance.

Coast Guard members are currently staged in the emergency operations centers in Jefferson County, Harris County and the City of Houston.

People in distress should use 911 to request assistance. Social media should not be used to report life-threatening distress due to limited resources to monitor the dozens of social media platforms during a large-scale rescue event.

City of Beaumont Emergency Operations Center: 409-880-3838

Jefferson County Emergency Operations Center: 409-835-8759 or 409-983-8333

Chambers County Emergency Operations Center: 409-267-8295 or 281-924-7293

Orange County Emergency Operations Center: 409-882-7895 or 409-745-9717

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