The Nebraska Task Force One Urban Search and Rescue Team has been deployed to Moore, Okla., to aid in the search process following Monday's tornado, according to a Lincoln Fire and Rescue press release issued Tuesday.
At least 24 people, including at least nine children, are confirmed dead, according to the Oklahoma medical examiner's office. The death toll is expected to climb, according to Associated Press reports.
The task force, based in Lincoln, consists of 82 members, including firefighters from Lincoln and Omaha departments, civilian doctors, structural engineers and heavy rigging specialists, the release says. Five canine search specialists and six dogs also made the trip, per the release. The team arrived in Moore on Tuesday, with no definitive timetable for their deployment.
The task force has previously responded to tornadoes, most recently in Joplin, Mo., in 2011.