PA-Task Force 1 deploys to South Carolina ahead of Hurricane Florence

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PA Task Force 1 deploys ahead of Hurricane Florence: Dann Cuellar reports on Action News at 10 p.m., September 10, 2018

80 members of PA-Task Force deployed Monday to Columbia, S.C., ahead of Hurricane Florence.

The Philadelphia Fire Department sponsors PA-TF1, which is one of 28 federal urban search-and-rescue groups overseen by FEMA.

Of the 80 members that deployed Monday, 42 are PFD members; the others are first responders from agencies across the region.

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PA-Task Force 1 deploys to South Carolina ahead of Hurricane Florence. Katherine Scott reports during Action News at 4 a.m. on September 11, 2018.



The convoy of trucks filled with resources and equipment will drive about 630 miles to their base of operations in South Carolina.

Members of PA-Task Force 1 deployed last summer to help areas hit by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

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