LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Hurricane Ida, one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever strike the U.S., made landfall Sunday in Louisana and Southern Nevadans are ready to help.
The Nevada Task Force 1 Urban Search Rescue team, which is one of 28 across the nation, headed to Louisana Sunday. The team consists of 35 firefighters from Clark County, Henderson, Las Vegas, and North Las Vegas fire departments along with other personnel.
This, of course, isn’t the first time the Nevada Task Force 1 has been sent out on a mission. They’ve assisted in some of the biggest natural disasters in history such as Hurricane Harvey back in 2017, and of course Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Earlier Sunday crews were packing up gear and luggage, ready to assist crews in Baton Rouge.
“They are prepared to do any number of rescues whether it’s swift water or still water, structural issues or anything that they might find down there,” John Steinbeck, Fire Chief, CCFD said.
Chief Steinbeck also mentioned that they were put on alert on Friday that they may be going down to help and then this morning is when they were told to leave.