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A national weather graphic of tornado-damaged Mayfield, Kentucky (December 12, 2021 photo courtesy of Boone County Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Gale Blomenkamp)

(AUDIO) Boone County Fire’s Blomenkamp discusses Task Force One’s deployment to Kentucky on “Wake Up Columbia”

Columbia-based Missouri Task Force One members are now in western Kentucky’s Mayfield, performing search and wellness checks in the tornado-damaged town. The 48 crew members are working on three hours of sleep. President Biden will be heading to Mayfield on Wednesday. Kentucky’s governor calls the storm the worst tornado event in state history. Boone County Fire Protection District assistant chief Gale Blomenkamp joined us live on “Wake Up Columbia” to discuss MO0TF1’s deployment:

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