Texas Forest Service Aiding Joplin-area Victims

31 05 2011

As published on May 30th, by KXAN:

Missouri emergency management officials have called for help, and the Texas Forest Service is answering that call by sending crews to the Joplin area.

Texas Forest Service, a member of the Texas A&M University System, is known statewide for its expertise in emergency response and incident management.

In addition to responding to wildfires, people often rely on the agency to help with incident management during other disasters, such as tornadoes and hurricanes.

Texas Forest Service also helped with recovery efforts in the aftermath of the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster in 2003.

People taking off to Joplin on Monday will be responsible for handling logistics in the area ravaged by a devastating tornado earlier this month. The death toll was reported Friday at 132, and more than 150 people are still reported missing.

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