ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — About 80 rescue specialists and emergency workers from Missouri met up in Columbia, Mo. Tuesday morning before heading east to help in the recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy.

Missouri Task Force One, is a rescue team organized through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The members will meet in Herndon Va., (a suburb of Washington D.C) for more instructions.

Of the team about 35 members are from the St. Louis area.

Also the American Red Cross of Greater St. Louis says they dispatched 14 volunteers and five vehicles. A spokeswoman says the Red Cross already is running more than 100 shelters in the wide area affected by the storm.


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