Two Swift Water Rescue Teams From LA Deployed to NorCal | NBC Southern California

Two Swift Water Rescue Teams From LA Deployed to NorCal

The region is expected to see ten inches of rainfall in less than 24 hours.

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    Two Swift Water Rescue Teams From LA Deployed to NorCal

    A storm headed for Northern California prompted the governor's office to call in reinforcements from Los Angeles.

    The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Sunday deployed swift water rescue teams from the LA County Fire Department and the Los Angeles Fire Department to Northern California in anticipation of heavy rainfall and flooding.

    The region is expected to see ten inches of rainfall in less than 24 hours. Wind gusts could also reach up to 65 mph and several rivers are in danger of flooding, according to the National Weather Service.

    Both teams are staffed by specially trained firefighters with wetsuits, helmets and water rescue devices, according to the LA County Fire Department and LAFD websites.

    It was not clear how long the deployment would last, but the 14-member LAFD team is equipped with enough supplies for 14 days.

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