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.