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Task Force 1 completes Harvey deployment


After a week on the ground in hurricane-ravaged Texas, Vermont Task Force 1 members are home again. The 15-member swift water rescue team embarked on its first out-of-state deployment Thursday, Aug. 31, bound for the Houston area devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Then, Gov. Phil Scott saw the crew off from Colchester, where a 34-hour journey…

Help is on the way


Vermont Task Force 1 deploys for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts A team of highly trained Vermont rescue personnel left Colchester for Texas this afternoon, ready to perform evacuations and rescues in flooded areas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. The Vermont Task Force 1 Swift Water Rescue Team is deployed through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, the…