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South Florida Rescue Crews Depart for Carolinas Ahead of Hurricane Florence's Landfall

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    SoFlo Crews Depart for Carolinas Ahead of Florence

    NBC 6's Darryl Forges has more as men and women from across the area are on the road, preparing to help those who will be in the path.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Crews from the South Florida Urban Search and Rescue Team left overnight – a group consisting of over 80 people from Miami-Dade and Broward.

    • A second group from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue left Tuesday ahead of any possible search and recovery missions.

    Ahead of what could be a catastrophic event in the southeastern part of the United States, first responders from across South Florida are heading to the Carolinas to help both before and after landfall from Hurricane Florence.

    Crews from the South Florida Urban Search and Rescue Team left overnight Monday – a group consisting of over 80 trained first responders from across Miami-Dade and Broward counties and headed up by the city of Miami.

    A second group from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue were scheduled to leave around 7 a.m. Tuesday ahead of any possible search and recovery missions – as well as medical support and damage assessment – that are needed following landfall from the Category 4 storm expected to hit the coast by the end of the week.

    Both crews have been called to similar scenes across the country due to their ability to form and activate within hours – including being a part of recovery efforts during both Hurricane Harvey last year in Texas and Irma across the state of Florida.

    Crews from Florida Power and Light are also heading to the area, along with other crews from companies across the state, to help with restoring power after the storm.

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