Two different teams were sent to help.

Ohioans are responding to a call for help in Florida after Hurricane Ian made landfall and caused extensive damage.

Last week, more than 80 members of the Ohio 1 Task Force went there to help.

“You have houses without roofs and collapsed walls. You have several boats that are sunk or half sunk,” said Jim O’Connor, chief of Task Force 1 in Ohio.

Two different teams were sent to help. The first group was sent on Wednesday. Another group was mobilized because the effects of the hurricane were so devastating.

O’Connor said Saturday that the team searched more than 1,400 buildings. So far they have conducted three rescues and 42 evacuations.

“We were on the water with boats on the waterfront and houses along the front,” he said.

A public information officer for Ohio Task Force 1 said members of the task force will be in Florida for 14 days. When the first team was deployed, 10TV reported that team members were told that the assignment would likely be longer and a 21-day trip was expected.

“Wind damage to a structure that water has come through, you see the damage, it’s, you know the whole community, so it’s much more widespread,” O’Connor said.