Indiana Task Force 1 coming home after helping victims of Hurricane Florence

Indiana Task Force 1 with first responders from Wilmington and New Hanover County, North Carolina. (Photo: Indiana Task Force 1)
Task Force 1 Heading Home
FEMA in Task Force 1

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WTHR) - After more than 100 water rescues in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, a group of Indiana first responders will soon be leaving one of the cities that was hardest hit by the storm.

Indiana Task Force 1 said Tuesday night they've been released by Wilmington and New Hanover County crews in North Carolina and were awaiting new orders. Thursday afternoon, they tweeted they had been dismissed and were starting their way back to Indiana. Their exact arrival isn't clear, but is expected to be sometime Friday afternoon.

The task force tweeted a photo of their team with the city and county firefighters they've been working with since arriving in North Carolina.

Before leaving, they met with North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and FEMA Administrator Brock Long, who showed their appreciation for the task force's hard work.