An 84-member Ohio Task Force 1 team remains in the southeastern United States as Hurricane Dorian continues to churn in the Atlantic Ocean.
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The team was first deployed Friday to southern Florida where forecasts initially predicted Dorian was going to make landfall. However due to the changes in the forecast, OH-TF1 is moving to the Augusta, Georgia area as Dorian begins to take a more northerly track, Phil Sinewe, Ohio Task Force 1 Public Information Officer said in a media release Tuesday.
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“As we have all witnessed, hurricanes do not cooperate with the predication center on exact landfall,” Sinewe said. “So our team, along with many other FEMA assets are designed specifically to be able to move at a moment’s notice, to best deliver service to the state and local communities in need.”
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The Type I team, comprised of 84 members, consists of members trained to conduct searches and provide rescue and medical duties to areas hit by disasters.
Ohio Task Force 1 and 16 other FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams were initially activated and dispatched to Florida late last week.