Second Ohio Task Force 1 team returning home

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DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - The second of two teams from Ohio Task Force 1 deployed to North Carolina is on its way back home.

The second team has been deployed for 14 days and is expected to arrive back at its warehouse in Kettering around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

During its deployment, teams from Ohio Task Force 1 worked with federal and state officials to help with water rescues of people and pets. Two 16-member teams were deployed to North Carolina during Hurricane Florence, as well as three additional support personnel. In addition to water rescues, teams have conducted several condition assessments where they assess flooding conditions and report them to local, state and federal officials. They assessed the condition of buildings effected by flooding and marked blocked roads. "They train hard to be prepared for an all hazard response, and again have proved their worth to the country and our State," said Public Information Office for Ohio Task Force 1, Phil Sinewe. He went on to say that as usual, Ohio can be proud of the work these brave teams have done.


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