"It's unbelievable how exhausted people can become and they may not take care of themselves in disasters because the need is so great and the desperation so big that they don't stop", Davis said.
The best way to help Texans affected by disasters is to donate money to charitable agencies that are experienced in disaster relief, officials say.
"I know that we have over 200 of these vehicles that are now in route going to Texas, not all of them coming from the Washington area", said Benjamin. She expected the worst from Hurricane Harvey. "I believe we're ready to face any danger", FDNY Battalion Chief Jack Flatley, Task Force Leader of New York City's elite Urban Search and Rescue Team, said in a news release.More news: Major League Baseball hands down five suspensions from Yankees-Tigers brawl
Harvey made landfall along the Gulf Coast on Friday night as a Category 4 storm near Corpus Christi, and moved northeast along the Texas coast over Houston. Webber said they take enough supplies to be self-sufficient for two weeks if need be, in addition to what is used for people who are rescued. Supplies for an additional 22,000 people are on the way. "We're going to be down there for awhile", said Flowers.
Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Forecasters are predicting rainfall from Harvey could reach 50 inches in some areas, the highest ever recorded in Texas, according to The Associated Press.
Four people with the American Red Cross in Savannah recently left to help and many more are on the way later this week.