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TN-TF1 activated to respond to Oklahoma City tornado

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TN Task Force 1 headquarters buzzing with activity Monday as they deploy at midnight with an 80-member team, six 6 search K-9s (Matt Gerien / FOX13 News) TN Task Force 1 headquarters buzzing with activity Monday as they deploy at midnight with an 80-member team, six 6 search K-9s (Matt Gerien / FOX13 News)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Tennessee Task Force One (TN-TF1) has been activated to respond to the Oklahoma City tornado aftermath.

A destructive tornado tipped through a suburb of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon, killing at least 51 people, including children.

TN-TF1 is composed of Search and Rescue experts from MFD and Shelby County Departments. They are trained to find people trapped on rubble.

The task force is expected to depart Memphis for Oklahoma City at midnight. The FEMA-funded search and rescue team expects to be searching in Moore, Okla., by dawn Tuesday.

Monday evening after getting the activation orders, TN-TF1's headquarters was abuzz with activity getting ready for its deployments. Task Force One will send 80 members and six search K9s.

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FOX13 News reporter Matt Gerien contributed to this report.

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