Hurricane Laura: Ohio Task Force 1 moves to southern Louisiana, areas heavily damaged by storms

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Ohio Task Force 1 is continuing its mission in Louisiana, moving further south into area heavily damaged by Hurricane Laura.

As of 12:05 p.m. Friday, the team was south of Shreveport, Louisiana, and was experiencing lightning and thunderstorms in the area, according to OHTF1.

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Posted by Ohio Task Force 1 on Friday, August 28, 2020

The team also reported no power, water or fuel in the area.

The task force will do multiple search and rescue operations as needed by local authorities.

“The team got a good night’s rest after a long haul from Ohio,” said Jack Reall, team task force leader. “All our members are healthy and ready to go to work. The spirit and enthusiasm of these men and women is simply amazing. They are well trained and ready to jump in to help the people of Louisiana recover from this storm.”

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