Urban Search and Rescue, VA-TF1 Update

VATF1 is currently on the move relocating to Georgetown, South Carolina as requested by the State EOC.

The Team departed from Manning after working in coordination with the local fire, rescue, law enforcement and National Guard personnel.

Car off the road

Over night while still in Manning, the team was monitoring local communication when they heard a call for assistance regarding a vehicle in the water.  In coordination with local Fire and Rescue services a stand-by swift water rescue crew was quickly mobilized and accompanied local fire personnel to the scene.  The vehicle was occupied by an adult and child who self extricated prior to arrival of responders.  In conjunction with local Fire and Rescue services the occupants were evaluated and the scene secured.

Please continue to keep team members and all those affected by the devastating floods in your thoughts and prayers.