Florida Disaster Expert to Help With Hawaii Storms

Deputy Operations Chief Ashley Davis left Friday. She'll coordinate emergency management missions to assist storm survivors.

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    PACIFIC OCEAN - AUGUST, 2014: In this composite image provided by NASA, Hurricane Iselle (L) is followed by Hurricane Julio as they approach Hawaii from the east in early August, 2014. Hurricane Iselle made landfall on August 7th, making it Hawaii's first hurricane in 22 years. This image is a composite of three satellite passes over the tropical Pacific Ocean of August 5th. (Photo by NASA/Jeff Schmaltz/LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response via Getty Images)

    Florida emergency officials have dispatched one of their top leaders to Hawaii as the state responds to twin Hurricanes Iselle and Julio.

    The Florida Division of Emergency Management is acting upon a request for assistance from the Hawaiian officials as the state responds to twin Hurricanes Iselle and Julio. Deputy Operations Chief Ashley Davis left Friday. She'll coordinate emergency management missions to assist storm survivors.

    Hurricane Iselle weakened to a tropical storm and made landfall at 2:30 a.m. Hawaiian Standard Time on Friday. Current models indicate that Hurricane Julio will pass north of the state Sunday as a category 1 storm.

    Hawaii last experienced a land-falling hurricane in 1992 when Hurricane Iniki struck Kauai. Florida gained multiple-storm experience during the 2004-2005 hurricane season.

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