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Miami-Dade Task Force One on Standby in South Carolina

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    Miami Dade Florida Task Force One in SC

    The Miami-Dade Florida Task Force One team is on standby in South Carolina and prepared to help residents affected by Hurricane Florence. NBC 6's Jamie Guirola reports.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018)

    The Miami-Dade Florida Task Force One team is on standby in South Carolina and prepared to medically assist people as Hurricane Florence pushes ashore near the Carolina coastline.

    Around 80 members of the task force are in Charleston, along with dogs and water vessels to protect and rescue residents who may be affected by the potentially catastrophic hurricane.

    "Us being the Swiss Army knife of rescue services, whatever we need to do medically, I'm ready to help support that mission," said Dr. Ben Abo, the medical director of Task Force One.

    The team has a large supply of medical equipment, including anything they need to prepare for severe injuries that require surgeries.

    Florence Lashing at the Carolinas

    [MI] Florence Lashing at the Carolinas

    NBC 6's Jamie Guirola reports from North Carolina as the first weather band from Hurricane Florence lashes the region.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018)

    Florence's storm surge is expected to be the most dangerous part of the storm, which will bring flooding as it's set to make landfall late Thursday or Friday. 

    Tens of thousands of people were already without power as the storm approached the Carolina coastline Thursday.

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