News New York Air National Guard performs hundreds of Harvey rescues New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing performs a rescue during Harvey in Texas. The 119-member unit has conducted more than 345 rescues of families and animals. Photo Credit: New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing By Ivan Pereira firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 Updated August 30, 2017 8:04 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email New York’s airmen have significantly helped rescue efforts in Houston following Harvey’s devastation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. The 119 members of New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing have performed more than 345 rescues of families and animals who were stranded in flood waters. Video of some of those rescues was released Wednesday. Capt. Michael O’Hagan, a spokesman for the unit, said his members have been operating out of both helicopters and boats to get to those in need. “We will be here for as long as the rescue is needed,” he said. Cuomo deployed the airmen to the region on Saturday along with two rescue helicopters, two rescue aircraft, several boats and other equipment. The New York National Guard will be sending a regional medical plans officer to help evacuate and transport patients from the Houston hospitals. By Ivan Pereira email@example.com @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.