"A lot of people out here are in desperate need," said Lt.
Their deployment ended up shorter than expected after the crews found their search-and-rescue specialties weren't in high demand on
While the teams specialize in rescuing disaster victims from collapsed structures, squad members and administrators said they didn't encounter those perils in or around
"I don't think there's anybody on the island who wasn't heavily impacted by the storm. I don't think anybody escaped with no damage," said
The crews spent their final day on the island delivering about 2,500 meals from
The city and county crews returned to
The arrangement was crafted after the Trump administration declined offers for help from
A search-and-rescue squad from
"What they realized is what's needed now is humanitarian assistance, and that assistance is coming in," said
"There's really nothing left for us to do here," Carroll said Tuesday while still in
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