FEMA Sends Urban Search & Rescue Dogs to Oklahoma

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Release date: 
May 7, 1999
Release Number: 
1272-02

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has sent eight search dogs with their handlers and a Search Team Manager to Oklahoma to aid in the search for 13 persons still unaccounted for following Monday's devastating tornadoes. The dogs and their handlers come from four of FEMA's 27 Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces, which are available for deployment by FEMA to major disaster areas. The dogs and handlers working in Oklahoma are from US&R teams from Lincoln, Neb.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Seattle, Wash.; and Boone County, Mo.

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