DAYTON, OH (September 7, 2017) -- With Hurricane Irma bearing down on the Caribbean, Houston is still reeling from Harvey. AAA is deploying roadside assistance crews and tow trucks from Ohio to the hurricane-affected Texas Gulf coast to help with recovery and removal of flood-damaged vehicles in the area. A convoy of 6 drivers and three trucks from Cincinnati, Dayton and Toledo will join 14 other drivers and trucks that our club has deployed from Kansas, Oklahoma, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Additional drivers and trucks are also on standby for deployment. The trucks leaving today will also transport much needed pallets of bottled water.
Caption: AAA Roadside Rescue Teams from Cincinnati, Dayton and Toledo prepare for deployment to Houston, Texas to provide assistance and resources.
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“The cleanup of thousands of flooded, undriveable vehicles is going to take a Herculean effort,” says AAA Public Affairs Manager, Cindy Antrican. “AAA can use towing resources and roadside rescue expertise to help in the recovery efforts.”
“AAA is pulling together to support Hurricane Harvey victims and, in particular, the relief efforts of our sister AAA club in Texas,” says Tom Wiedemann, President and COO of AAA. “Our associates are making generous financial donations to send tow trucks to Texas loaded with pallets of water and supplies.”
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AAA provides automotive, travel and insurance services to 57 million members nationwide and more than three million members in Ohio. AAA advocates for the safety and mobility of its members and has been committed to outstanding road service for more than 100 years. The not-for-profit, fully tax-paying member organization works on behalf of motorists, who can now map a route, find local gas prices, discover discounts, book a hotel and track their roadside assistance service with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. For more information, visit www.AAA.com.