Tennessee Task Force One Deployed to Oklahoma

Tennessee Task Force One Deployed to Oklahoma

Members of Tennessee Task Force One are heading to Oklahoma to help in a massive search to find survivors after a deadly tornado hit the city of Moore Monday afternoon.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Members of Tennessee Task Force One are heading to Oklahoma to help in a massive search to find survivors after a deadly tornado hit the city of Moore Monday afternoon.

The city of Moore, just south of Oklahoma City, was hardest hit; a 200 mile per hour tornado flattened entire neighborhoods and made a direct hit on an elementary school and hospital.

More than 50 people were confirmed dead as of Monday night, seven of those were found in an elementary school. That number is expected to rise as crews dig through debris. 120 people are being treated in area hospitals, 70 of those are children.

Hundreds of volunteers are racing to the area to dig through the rubble for survivors. Tennessee Task Force One, an 80-member highly skilled search and rescue group, was asked to help.

TNTF-1 got the call from FEMA around 6 p.m. about helping the Oklahoma tornado victims. They loaded up food, water, medical supplies, and special equipment to find victims that may be trapped underneath rubble.

They planned to be in Oklahoma City by Tuesday morning.

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