Ohio team returning home after Hurricane Laura relief mission

Ohio team returning home after Hurricane Laura relief mission
On Sunday, the team helped rescue 23 dogs and six people, officials said. (Source: Facebook)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The mission is complete for Ohio Task Force 1 and they are now set to return home.

The task force first left the state back on Aug. 27 to begin their Hurricane Laura relief mission.

Ohio Task Force 1 spent all of their time over the past few days in the Louisiana areas of Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parrish, according to the team.

The team completed a number of searches, rescues, and damage assessments for FEMA as part of their work.

On Sunday, the team helped rescue 23 dogs and six people, officials said.

“As Ohioans, we continue to be proud of this team’s tremendous work,” explained Team PIO Phil Sinewe. “They represent the State of Ohio is a very positive light, and more importantly, they deliver top-quality care and service to other states in need.”

The last part of the team’s temporary structures will be broken down early Tuesday and they are expected to be back in Dayton on Thursday.

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