Texas Task Force 1 (TX-TF1), along with other response agencies, continues a wide area search today (5.26.2015) along a stretch of the Blanco River for victims of the Memorial Day weekend floods. The 70+-member team, which includes 8 canines, is searching structures and debris piles in the affected areas.
The Type 1 Urban Search and Rescue Team, which had already been activated earlier, was assigned by the Texas Division of Emergency Management on May 24 at the request of officials in Blanco, Hays and Caldwell counties.
The Veterinary Emergency Team is also in the area to support TX-TF1 and to assist animals impacted by the flooding. Texas Task Force 2 –Type 3 Urban Search and Rescue Team has been activated to support operations when assigned by the State.
As Texas Task Force 1 continues their operations in Wimberley, we are reminded of just how difficult a task the canine search teams face.
Phreedom, a search and rescue canine belonging to Task Force member, Ronnie Perry, made a visit to the VET on Tuesday to have a minor injury evaluated.
The environment these four-legged heroes work in with their handlers is hazardous, but they are truly committed to their work.
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