Phoenix-based search and crews return home from helping hurricane victims

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Eighty members of a Phoenix-based professional search and rescue team made it home to Arizona.

They've been gone for three weeks away from their own families to help with FEMA post-hurricane search and rescue efforts in Texas and Florida.

Phoenix Fire Department officials said there will be an internal, informal homecoming ceremony for when they arrive between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday.

The team, known as Arizona Task Force One, deployed to the Houston area on Aug. 26.

They helped other FEMA teams complete search and rescue missions after the storm flooded and devastated the area.

While they were in Texas, they were called to Florida because of the Hurricane Irma threat.

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