Marine amphibious assault vehicles used to help flood victims

Houston Chronicle:

The Marines' 4th Assault Ampibious Battalion has been conducting rescue efforts in Friendswood since Tuesday afternoon and is preparing to go to Beaumont on Wednesday.  Photo: Kirk Sides/Houston Chronicle
The Marines assisted in the Friendswood neighborhood along Clear Creek.  The Creek flows into Clear Lake which empties into Galveston Bay.  The high tides from the storm may have added to the drainage problem in the area.

The Marines are now headed to Beaumont to deal with flooding in that community.

The vehicles seem like an ideal way to navigate between flooded are3as and the high ground.

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