Philly area answers the call for Hurricane Harvey help


Even before Hurricane Harvey had made landfall, first responders and others from the Philadelphia region were on the ground in Texas ready to help with the aftermath of the megastorm whose rains are expected to continue well into the week.

And other groups are already mobilizing or preparing to do more.

Members of Pennsylvania-Task Force 1, an urban search-and-rescue group overseen by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, left Philadelphia about 3 a.m. Sunday morning for a 22-hour drive to Texas.

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