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Wilford Martinez, right, is rescued from his flooded car along Interstate 610 in floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Civilian drones pose 'extreme risks' to rescue pilots responding to Harvey, officials say


Drones flying in the areas of Texas affected by Harvey are causing serious problems for rescue pilots, authorities told Circa's affiliate WJLA.

The Texas Military Department says that civilian drones have been spotted flying around places damaged by the storm, causing "extreme risks to our rescue pilots and crews in high need areas."

Harvey has damaged buildings, caused power outages and led to "historic" flooding, according to the National Weather Service. Two people have been confirmed dead, at least 14 people were injured and authorities say they have received thousands of calls for help as residents continue to try and evacuate.

The Federal Aviation Administration addressed the issue on social media.

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