PA Task Force 1 Deployed to Alabama for Hurricane Michael Search and Rescue

October 10, 2018

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that approximately 45 members of PA Task Force 1 left last night for Alabama as a Type 3 Urban Search and Rescue Team to assist with Hurricane Michael. The team will include highly trained search and rescue personnel as well as support staff.

“Some members of this team recently returned from nearly three weeks in North Carolina to help with the response and recovery from Hurricane Florence,” said Governor Wolf. “We are proud that we have dedicated personnel who train regularly for this type of work and who are ready to go when called upon, and we are incredibly grateful for the loved ones and employers who support them on these missions.”

The team reported to Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama to await more specific mission instructions. PA Task Force 1 is one of more than two dozen federal urban search and rescue teams overseen by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It is not known how long this deployment will last.

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