A western Michigan company is sending about 2,000 kayaks to parts of Texas and Louisiana to help with flooding relief and rescue efforts following Harvey.

Retailer Walmart is buying the kayaks from Muskegon based KL Outdoor.  KL Outdoor is covering the shipping costs, said Chuck Smith, it's chief executive.

Walmart will sell or donate them in areas hit hard by the storm.  Some kayaks were sent out Monday.  The rest were expected to be put on trucks yesterday.  Click here on the Associated Press for more information.