Texas Task Force 1 Returns After Humberto

With the remains of Humberto moving northeast and out of the state, Texas Task Force 1 has been demobilized.

The elite urban search and rescue team was activated prior to the arrival of the storm, which hit as a Category 1 hurricane on the Texas and Louisiana coasts.

The leadership of TX-TF1 is continuing to monitor what's left of Humberto.

“With hurricane season continuing through November, people should take seriously the powerful potential of these storms,” Director Bob McKee said in a press release. “Citizens should be alert and prepared because, as we saw this week, storms can build rapidly and without much warning.”

This marked the 16th mobilization of the task force. That's the most in the organization's history. TX-TF1 began work in 1997, bringing together the top first responders from across the state in order to deploy to affected regions at the order of the governor.

Texas Task Force 1 is based in College Station. Team members that were deployed for Humberto will return to their respective homes Thursday evening, according to the organization.


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