DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Ohio's Urban Search and Rescue Task Force is now activated to help with Hurricane Sandy.
Task force leader, Scott Hall, told 2 NEWS that his team loaded up Monday night in Kettering, ready to take action.
He says his crew will head to Akron Monday night then will travel to Connecticut Tuesday morning and wait for further instructions as to where the team will go in the storm zone.
Hall says the unique quality of Sandy has his team preparing differently from the clothing they wear to the gear they will take with them. The search and recovery team has the training to search damaged buildings for survivors of disasters. Exactly where on the east coast the team will be assigned was still not decided Monday night.
The Dayton chapter of the American Red Cross also has crews activated to assist the victims along the east coast.
Seven volunteers and two emergency response vehicles are already in New Jersey to set up shelters and provide victims with food and clothing.
The clerk told officers two men with handguns demanded money then ran form the store with an unknown amount of cash.
Health Partners of Western Ohio is sponsoring a week long "Enrollment Blitz" to assist patients and residents in completing applications for Ohio Medicaid and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
An accident on Interstate 75 is blocking northbound traffic.
An overturned tractor-trailer is blocked Burrville Road north of Fort Recovery-Minster Road in Mercer County Monday morning.
One man is in custody after a police pursuit that began in Franklin and ended in the area of Germantown Pike and Stolz Avenue in Dayton.