One of two Ohio Task Force 1 teams returning from North Carolina

DAYTON — One of Ohio Task Force 1’s two teams deployed to North Carolina to provide Hurricane Florence relief is returning to Ohio, according to a press release.

OH-TF1’s first Water Rescue Team, Team Alpha, was working in Kinston, Lenoir County before they were demobilized. The 16-person team is expected to be back in Ohio Thursday night.

Team Alpha is one of three teams that FEMA and North Carolina FEMA released to return home.

OH-TF1 has another 16-person team — Team Bravo — as well as three separately deployed personnel still in North Carolina.

Team Bravo is providing support to areas of Lenoir County that was affected more adversely by flooding, according to the release.

The team reported that water levels are still rising and should crest within the next 24 hours.

Two of five bridges in the area are operational, read the report.

The three additional team members are assigned to the FEMA Incident Report Team and are providing coordination and assessment support.

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