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Traveling with a Rescue Team in Mississippi

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Traveling with a Rescue Team in Mississippi

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Traveling with a Rescue Team in Mississippi

Traveling with a Rescue Team in Mississippi

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Many on Virginia Task Force Two also worked in the Oklahoma City and Sept. 11 disasters. Gisele Grayson, NPR hide caption

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Many on Virginia Task Force Two also worked in the Oklahoma City and Sept. 11 disasters.

Gisele Grayson, NPR

Producer Giselle Grayson accompanied a search and rescue team from Virginia Beach, Va., as they went house to house in Waveland, Miss., looking for survivors. Virginia Task Force Two was deployed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Dogs are an important part of the search, used to detect whether a person might be present at a house. On this trip, the team did not find anyone, dead or a live. They continue to work as long as there is daylight.

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