Task Force 1 Responds to Eagle Pass

Texas Task Force 1 is among the many state agencies working through the rubble in Eagle Pass after severe storms hit the border city.

The College Station-based team spent Wednesday focuses on a trio of schools damaged in the storms.

"There's a lot of devestation, especially around the schools," said Deputy Operations Chief Billy Parker. "It's an area around five square miles that's impacted on the US side. It's pretty wide-spread, from houses totally gone to some just partially damaged."

Parker says the task force will be deactivated Thursday morning.

At least 10 people -- seven of them in Eagle Pass -- are reported dead as a result of the storms. Piedras Negras, the Mexican town just across the border from Eagle Pass, also suffered severe damage and three deaths.


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