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Missouri Task Force 1 deployed to Colorado

Sep 17, 2013
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Missouri Task Force 1 crews, a Columbia-based division of FEMA, have begun a search and rescue mission in Loveland, Colo., to assist with rescue efforts as a result of recent flooding. NPR reports 15 counties across Colorado's Front Range have been hit by historic flooding that has killed at least seven people, and forced nearly 12,000 residents to evacuate homes.

Missouri Task Force 1 arrived Sunday evening at Larimer County Fairgrounds in Loveland. The fairgrounds are the base of search and rescue operations there.        

Missouri volunteers lend a helping hand

Oct 30, 2012
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As Hurricane Sandy’s death toll rises, the storm leaves thousands of people homeless and millions without power.

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Missouri Task Force 1 departed for the East Coast overnight in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

The Missouri team includes 80 personnel and more than 100,000 pounds of equipment.

Task Force 1 teams in other states deployed yesterday afternoon, including teams from Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has also put several other task forces on alert, including teams in Arizona, California, and Florida.

Missouri’s Task Force 1 plans to arrive in Herndon, VA by 5 p.m.