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Missouri Task Force 1 heads to Kentucky to aid in flood recovery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) – Missouri Task Force 1 has been activated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist in the emergency response to deadly flooding this week in Kentucky.

The team will be deployed to eastern Kentucky and depart Missouri at 8:30 p.m. Saturday night.

A team of 45 people and equipment will be on site to carry out water rescues if necessary. Two dogs capable of detecting human remains will also be part of the team.

“Once the team arrives at their destination, the task force will prepare for the assigned mission,” the division said in a statement. “These missions could include water rescues, wide area searches, targeted searches or even humanitarian welfare checks.”

They could be in the area for up to two weeks.


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