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  • Superstorm Sandy

    Posted on November 8th, 2012 MA-TF 1 No comments

    As Hurricane Sandy turned into Superstorm Sandy, MA-TF 1 was activated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to stand at the ready as a state asset.

    After the storm passed, MA-TF 1 was activated as a federal team and deployed to New York.

    MA-TF 1 joined several other US&R teams and conducted search and rescue operations in and around New York City for several days.

    Massachusetts Task Force 1 wishes all of the people affected by Sandy the very best during the difficult recovery to come. Several members of the team are returning to New York as part of other relief efforts.

    Photojournalist Robert Scott Button embedded with MA-TF 1 and created a short film of the journey.


    Sandy from Robert Scott Button on Vimeo.

    You can view this film on his Vimeo Channel here.