Texas Task Force 1 Heading Into The Storm

By: Joe Brown
By: Joe Brown

A stormy situation Wednesday over Texas prompted the activation of Texas Task Force 1.

For the second time in a month, the elite emergency response team has gathered in College Station to prepare for deployment into weather-related disaster areas across the state.

The group includes more than 100 members of the urban search and rescue team and three water rescue squads.

Storms over Central Texas are expected to produce heavy wind, rain and hail along with the possibility of tornados. The structural collapse team will be the ones in the eye of the storm.

Some 76 counties are in areas considered "high threats."

Last month, the Task Force's High-Water Rescue team was activated for flooding in the Hill Country.

Texas Task Force 1 is a 210 member force that is nationally recognized for its unique search and rescue capabilities. It was deployed to New York City following the terrorist attack on 9/11, and to New Orleans following the landfall of Hurricane Katrina.


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