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Texas FEMA task force dispatched to Oklahoma City

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Texas Task Force 1 has been activated by FEMA in response to the disaster near Oklahoma City. This is an urban search and rescue team dispatched from College Station through the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

Estimated time of departure is midnight.

A statement on their Facebook page says:

The team will assist the local jurisdictions in search and rescue operations across the affected area.

The 80-member TX-TF1 "White" Team is a Type 1 Urban Search & Rescue Team consisting of technical and canine Search components along with heavy rescue personnel and equipment.

Upon arrival, TX-TF1 will receive assignments from the local Incident Command and assist the jurisdictions as needed while setting up a Base of Operations to continue the mission as long as necessary.

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