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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A hero’s welcome for members of Pennsylvania’s Task Force One who returned Saturday after nearly three weeks of service in the hurricane-devastated Carolinas.

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Eighty members were greeted by loved ones who say they now have a sense for what military families go through.

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Members of the task force say it was an honor to help those affected by this storm.

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The Philadelphia Fire Department sponsors the task force, which is one of 28 urban search-and-rescue teams overseen by FEMA.