Missouri Task Force 1 deployed to Colorado for search and rescue

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(KTVI)-Missouri Task Force 1 has been deployed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)  to Colorado to help with search and rescue efforts following deadly flooding. The group will join Colorado Task Force 1, Nebraska Task Force 1, and Utah Task Force 1.

Many Colorado towns, especially around the Boulder area, received up to 15 inches of rain last week. Hundreds are unaccounted for and at least four deaths have been blamed on the flooding.

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Missouri Task Force 1 is based in Boone County. The urban search and rescue group  responds to a variety of emergencies or disasters in Missouri and beyond, including earthquakes, hurricanes,  tornadoes, floods, terrorist activities, and hazardous materials releases.