Missouri Task Force 1 Deploys to Louisiana

Missouri Task Force 1 is headed to Louisiana ahead of Hurricane Ida.

The members and their 11-vehicle convoy left this afternoon (Friday) from their home base at Boone County Fire Protection District in Columbia and will stage in central Louisiana.

The equipment included in this mission includes an enhanced water rescue package consisting of 6 boats, four search K9’s, and other equipment needed for large area searches.

Hurricane Ida is anticipated to make landfall Sunday afternoon along the Louisiana coastline as a potential Category 3 storm.