Coast Guard Asks Those Stranded by Harvey to Call Instead of Messaging on Social Media

August 28, 2017 Updated: August 28, 2017    

The U.S. Coast Guard has implored Houston residents to call them instead of posting on social media if they are in need of urgent assistance amid the flooding.

Many local residents are still tweeting for help following Hurricane Harvey.

The Coast Guard said that people should call the Houston Command Center instead.

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On Friday and Saturday, the Coast Guard rescued some 32 people from several boats in Texas amid flooding, The New York Times reported.

Barbara Koster stands on her front door as she surveys her property.  (REUTERS/Adrees Latif)
Barbara Koster surveying her property.(Adrees Latif/Reuters)

Area residents use a kayak to rescue motorists stranded on Interstate highway 45 in Houston. (REUTERS/Richard Carson)
Area residents use a kayak to rescue motorists stranded on Interstate highway 45 in Houston. (Richard Carson/Reuters)

Jesus Rodriguez rescues Gloria Garcia in Pearland, in the outskirts of Houston.  (REUTERS/Adrees Latif)
Jesus Rodriguez rescues Gloria Garcia in Pearland, on the outskirts of Houston.
(Adrees Latif/Reuters)

Residents use a truck to navigate through flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, Texas, U.S. on Aug. 27, 2017. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif)
Residents use a truck to navigate through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 27, 2017. (Adrees Latif/Reuters)

Interstate highway 45 is submerged in Houston. (REUTERS/Richard Carson)
Interstate highway 45 is submerged in Houston. (Richard Carson/Reuters)