Indiana Task Force One is now on the front lines of Hurricane Sandy's aftermath.
Eighty firefighters, first responders and K-9 teams are staging in Westbury in Long Island, New York.
Tom Neal is one of the task force directors. His responsibilities including combing through maps and preparing the teams to go into areas without power, water or working sewage systems.
In less than 24 hours the death toll jumped from 60 to 70 and is expected to rise.
"The storm surge in this particular area from four feet to 12 feet," Neal said. "So we're seeing some heavy flood damage, a lot of trees, a lot of power line damage but no significant structural damage."
Hundreds of thousands of people in Long Island are still without power and large sections look like ghost towns. Residents said several businesses and services shut down Sunday ahead of the storm.
"No railway service, no bus service after seven o'clock since Sunday til now," said Long Island resident Asad Rana. "No internet service, no phone service."
Some areas don't have water or sewage service. Indiana Task Force One will concentrate on those places to see if residents are safe and find out if anyone is trapped or in danger.
Two recon teams toured the area and Neal will use that information to help guide Task Force One to the areas that need the most help.