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INTERVIEW: Oklahoma rescue team rests in Tupelo

An emergency team from Oklahoma is returning home after being deployed to help with Hurricane Dorian aid.

Posted: Sep 6, 2019 1:58 PM
Updated: Sep 6, 2019 2:04 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Hundreds of search and rescue crews from across the country are helping with Hurricane Dorian aid in Florida and along the East Coast.

One such group from Oklahoma, Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue, is now returning home to Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

The team stopped in Tupelo to rest before trekking out on the second leg of their journey home.

WTVA's Tanya Carter interviewed the team's squad leader, Nick Swainston, on Friday. 

You can watch the entire interview in the video player above. 

More than a dozen firefighters from north Mississippi also helped Florida respond to Hurricane Dorian.

STORY: Local firefighters part of Hurricane Dorian response team

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