2012 Superstorm Sandy

As Hurricane Sandy turned into Superstorm Sandy, MA-TF1 was activated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to stand at the ready as a state asset.

After the storm passed, MA-TF1 was activated as a federal team and deployed to New York.

MA-TF1 joined several other US&R teams and conducted search and rescue operations in and around New York City for several days.

Massachusetts Task Force 1 wishes all of the people affected by Sandy the very best during the difficult recovery to come. Several members of the team are returning to New York as part of other relief efforts.

Photojournalist Robert Scott Button embedded with MA-TF1 and created a short film of the journey.

Sandy from Robert Scott Button