Missouri task force deployed to assist with Colo. search and rescue efforts

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by Alexander Schuster/ KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 16 at 7:27 AM

(KMOV.com) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has deployed Missouri Task Force 1 to Colorado to help with the search and rescue efforts following massive flooding in the state this week.

Boone Count Fire Protection district says that Missouri Task Force 1, MO-TF1, left Columbia, Mo around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Once the team arrives in Fort Collins, Colo., they are expected to be given particular assignments from the Incident Management Team handling the state’s flooding disaster.

MO-TF1 joins three other task force teams that have already been deployed to the area: Nebraska, Utah, and Nevada. Each Urban Search and Rescue Task Force team consists of around 17 vehicles, 80 specialty team members, four search and rescue dogs, and nearly 100,000 pounds of specialty technology and equipment.

Missouri Task Force 1 is expected to remain in Colorado for up to 14 days as the team assists with rescue efforts due to the massive flooding that has overtaken twelve counties in the state. You can follow their progress on their Facebook page and and on Twitter.

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