DAYTON, Ohio (WCMH) — Ohio Task Force One has been activated to assist with search and rescue efforts in Kentucky following this weekend’s deadly storms.
The task force wrote on its Facebook page around 9:00 a.m. Monday morning that they arrived in Western Kentucky earlier that morning and is currently preparing for its first assignment.
Currently, they don’t know the exact location of the assignment but will be conducting wide-area searches of the storm-affected areas.
The task force has activated a Type III Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) team to deploy, which includes a full equipment cache, including 45 search specialists as well as canine search teams.
The latest mission comes during a busy year for the task force. In July, the team responded to the Surfside condominium collapse in Florida. Just weeks later, the team responded to aid with recovery from Hurricane Ida in Louisiana in early September.