- 173 people rescued
- 40 animals rescued
- 3,027 miles traveled
- 46.3 boat miles navigated
- 52.3 square miles searched
Team members have spent much of Wednesday getting Ohio Task Force 1 fully prepared for any additional assignments from FEMA should the need arise, Sinewe said.
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Forty-nine members of Ohio Task Force 1 who traveled to Texas pulled into Kettering on Tuesday night after a week of assisting in Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.
“It’s obviously good to be back home, everybody is anxious to get back and see their families and get back to normal routine for us,” one OTF1 member told News Center 7’s Caroline Reinwald.
Reinwald was in Kettering when the OTF1 volunteers returned to eagerly waiting spouses and children.
Ohio Task Force 1 has been demobilized and will be returning home after days of missions in the Houston area following Hurricane Harvey.
NewsCenter 7's Gabrielle Enright is with Ohio Task Force 1 during rescue efforts on Tuesday in Houston.
The team is expecting to be home and back to their Kettering facility by around 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to a spokesman.
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The task force had been based in Katy, Texas, just outside of Houston for much of their deployment and focused on water rescue missions after heavy rains flooded areas of southeast Texas.
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The team is made of many Miami Valley firefighters and EMS members and others from around the state.