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Maryland Task Force 1 deployed to Puerto Rico for hurricane recovery

Dead horses lie on the side of the road after the passing of Hurricane Maria, in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, Friday, September 22, 2017. Because of the heavy rains brought by Maria, thousands of people were evacuated from Toa Baja after the municipal government opened the gates of the Rio La Plata Dam. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Maryland Task Force 1 left for Puerto Rico on Friday to assist with recovery efforts after the arrival of Hurricane Maria caused major damage.

Maria slammed Puerto Rico a few days ago damaging homes and flooding towns. Millions of people will be without electricity for several weeks.

Urban Search and Rescue crews left staging areas at Dover Air Force base Friday night.

The Virgin Islands and Caribbean were damaged by Hurricane Irma two weeks ago causing several deaths, according to the Associated Press.

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