A fireman and police officers from Rockport, Massachusetts came to Aransas County Thursday to present a check for $1,000 to other first responders.

Both the men said because of the Massachusetts city is also close to the water, their fellow first responders realized the same kind of damage could happen to their community.

"When we saw," police patrolman Gregory George said. "To do something."

"I never expected," firefighter Kevin St. Peter said. "Bad things are."

The two men will return to Massachusetts Friday after getting a tour of the damage and meeting several members of both the police and fire departments.

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