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Columbus firefighters headed to Texas for storm

A group of Columbus firefighters is headed to Texas to help with disaster relief from Hurricane Harvey. (WSYX/WTTE)

Four firefighters from Columbus hit the road for San Antonio, Texas early Friday to help in the search and rescue efforts after Hurricane Harvey hits the area.

They're making up the 49-member team with Ohio Task Force One which left near Dayton around 3 o'clock in the morning.

The self-sustained team is bringing its own boats, search and rescue equipment and will receive their order once they hit southern Texas.

"They'll pretty much go nonstop to San Antonio," said Phil Sinewe with Ohio Task Force One. "They will get a highway patrol escort pretty much the entire way."

The team brought enough food with them for the first 72 hours. The storm will dictate how long they are deployed.


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