Mexican Red Cross sends workers to Texas after Harvey

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DALLAS – Emergency workers from the Mexican Red Cross headed to Texas Wednesday to aid in Harvey relief efforts. 

The Red Cross team, 33 Mexican nationals, were flying to Dallas. 

They were taking emergency supplies to help replenish shelters for victims who have left their homes due to rising flood waters. 

Mexico is no stranger to helping US authorities in disaster zones. 

In 2005, it was one of the first countries to respond to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. 

The Mexican team heading to Texas has been in touch with the US branch of the Red Cross to coordinate emergency efforts. 

According to reports, the US government did not request help from Mexico.