PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 14: Members of Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue team conduct a rescue operation January 14, 2010 in a collapsed section of the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The unit was activated by the U.S. Agency for International Development following the January 12 magnitude 7.0 earthquake. Eight people, including seven Americans, have been rescued from the rubble at the hotel. (Photo by Joshua Lee Kelsey/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)
Texas Task Force One was called up by Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday, two days after a massive earthquake rocked the Port-au-Prince area. The urban search and rescue team from Texas, with about 80 personnel, plus search dogs, had been on standby in Houston since then.
Flights in and out of Haiti's capital city airport, which suffered damage, have been limited, with commercial service halted to clear the way for military and other recovery flights.