The task force that returned to Nebraska this week after helping rescue Texas residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is heading to Florida for a similar purpose.
Nebraska Emergency Task Force 1 is starting their drive tonight to Florida, which is in the direct path of Hurricane Irma, according to a tweet from Lincoln Fire & Rescue around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
@NE_TF1 has been activated. They will be forming up as soon as possible for a long drive to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
— LincolnFireRescue (@LincFireRescue) September 7, 2017
3 News Now has learned the unit expects to leave for Florida within hours. Lincoln Fire & Rescue said on Twitter that most of the same people who were deployed to Texas will be on this assignment as well, with some substitutes.
We will have more on this story as it develops.