Local Firefighters Deploy to Atlantic Coast Ahead of Hurricane Florence - NBC Southern California

Local Firefighters Deploy to Atlantic Coast Ahead of Hurricane Florence

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    LA Firefighters Will Help With Hurricane Florence Efforts

    More than a dozen LA firefighters are getting ready to help North and South Caroline where Hurricane Florence is expected to hit. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018)

    Swift water rescue teams and fire personnel from Los Angeles and Orange counties were preparing today to deploy to the Atlantic Coast ahead of Hurricane Florence.

    The Los Angeles Fire Department will send 16 members of the FEMA California Task Force One, Urban Search and Rescue Team to Bowling Green, Virginia, according to LAFD's Amy Bastman.

    Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters and FEMA California Task Force Two will deploy a 16-member swift water rescue team to Raleigh, North Carolina, the department said in a statement.

    Members of the Orange County Urban Search and Rescue Task Force will send swift water rescue personnel and equipment to Virginia, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. It's unclear how many of the 80 members who make up the task force will be deployed.

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