A huge operation and massive rescue efforts are staged at Bexar County Grounds. Lots behind the Freeman Coliseum are housing thousands of first responders from across the country. There are about 100 trucks on those lots headed to the coast.

Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said that they are staged and ready to respond to affected areas.

“They’re loaded up with meals, ready to eat, and medical supplies,” Judge Wolff said.

The state brought in first responders came from across the U.S. to help with rescue and recovery from Harvey.

“We’ve got probably about 1,000 or so first responders that we house here at the Bexar County grounds. We feed them, house them, they have a place to take a shower and everything,” Judge Wolff noted.

KENS 5 spoke with two EMS responders from as far as Las Vegas and South Carolina.