DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – On Sunday morning, Ohio Task Force 1 (OH-TF1) officially demobilized operations after assisting in Florida along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 storm in September.

A release by OH-TF1 says the 84-member Urban Search and Rescue team is headed back to Ohio after demobilizing Sunday, Oct. 9 at 6 a.m.

During the Task Force’s time in Florida, the group helped with rescues and evacuations of people and animals, and conducted over 4,500 home searches. OH-TF1 also helped with searching for missing persons and recorded structure damage data to assist local authorities.

To find out more about the Hurricane Ian deployment trip of Ohio Task Force 1 to Florida, click here.