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Texas Task Force 1 & KBTX in Weslaco Ready for Dolly

By: Mike George Email
By: Mike George Email

Task Force 1 is waking Wednesday morning awaiting Hurricane Dolly's landfall. KBTX has a crew embedded with the task force. Sometime Wednesday the Governor's office will give word to the task force on where, how and when they will deploy their search and rescue teams.

Dolly is expected to make landfall Wednesday around noon.

Click here to read Kristen Ross' blog as she travels with Texas Task Force 1. News Director Mike George has also blogged on hurricane coverage here. Also, check out blogs and Dolly updates in the weather section of KBTX.com by clicking here.

This particular task force is comprised of 70 personnel trained in specialized search and rescue techniques and each water rescue boat squad is comprised of five personnel trained in swift water and technical rescue. More than 500 responders from across the state will be involved in the overall search and rescue preparations.

Officals with the state have taken this proactive approach to massing personnel because a hurricane this size can spawn tornadoes and the associated rainfall could cause massive flooding.

Kristen Ross and Photojournalist Jordan Meserole are with Task Force 1 and will bring us live reports over the next 48 hours.

Hurricane Facts:
The hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30. The peak hurricane season is from mid-August to late October. Since the creation of TX-TF1 in 1997, it has deployed 24 times due to tropical storms or hurricanes – including five times in 2007.

About Texas Task Force 1:
Texas Task Force 1 is sponsored by the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and is comprised of more than 400 personnel representing over 60 jurisdictions and agencies from across the state of Texas and is one of 28 teams in the national urban search and rescue system under FEMA. Texas Task Force 1 and TEEX coordinate state-wide requests for search and rescue. TEEX and the Task Force are headquartered in College Station.


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