USAR teams head home from parts of Fla. hit by Ian
Task forces have spent weeks on hurricane relief efforts such as search and rescue, reconnaissance, needs assessments and evacuations
By Leila Merrill
SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — As multiple Florida agencies continue to work on their communities’ hurricane recover efforts while responding to calls, some urban search and rescue teams are pulling out of the area.
Members of Florida Task Force One, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Urban Search and Rescue Team, plan to head home from the barrier islands Tuesday, according to the department.
The task force was part of a 96-person Type 1 Task Force team that spent two weeks assisting with hurricane relief efforts such as search and rescue, reconnaissance, needs assessments and evacuations.
(1/2) As the community continues to recover from the impacts of Hurricane Ian, crews from Sarasota County Fire Department have been hard at work partnering with various agencies and task forces to help recovery efforts while continuing response to emergency calls.#SRQCountyES pic.twitter.com/UvKt1cNnPg— SCG Emergency Services (@scgovEOC) October 10, 2022
Ohio Task Force 1, Indiana Task Force 1 and Virginia Task Force Two have returned home, according to news reports.
Virginia Task Force 2 received a heartfelt homecoming after spending almost two weeks in Southwest Florida helping with search and rescue efforts following Hurricane Ian.https://t.co/ZEUzytvEZL— WAVY TV 10 (@WAVY_News) October 11, 2022