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National Guard on the move in flooding response

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The Texas National Guard is on the move Wednesday to lend a hand to the flood-related emergencies in Central Texas. Ground transport groups have been sent to Marble Falls and Liberty Hill.

Marble Falls' Raymond Whitman told CNN that at least 18 people had to be rescued from floodwaters there and two bridges are out.

The National Weather Service says parts of Central Texas received more than 18 inches of rain overnight. Flooding in Williamson, Lampasas and Burnet counties led to rescues by land, air and boat.

The Guard statement says each ground package consists of 30 troops, 10 high-clearance trucks and various support vehicles. Those include Humvees, a fuel truck, a wrecker, portable water tanks and generators.

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