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Virginia Task Force One crews head to South Carolina to help flood victims

Posted at 12:30 AM, Oct 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-06 00:30:45-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Task Force One is lending a helping hand after floods in South Carolina has left over 40,000 people without water and 26,000 without power.

The task force has sent multiple search and rescue teams to the state to help people deal with the devastation.

Most of the crew are from Fairfax County.

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The team is made up of emergency mangers, planners, doctors and paramedics. They work in conjunction with FEMA to help people in distress.

A spokesperson said many of them didn't get a chance to say goodbye to their own families, but Virginia Task Force One would take care of their families while they are away.

The team packed everything they would need to help flood victims including food, water, and lifesaving equipment.