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NE's Task Force 1 deploying to Florida hurricane zone

Florida Keys Remain Without Basic Utilities After Direct Hit From Hurricane Irma
Posted at 5:08 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 18:47:38-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — When Hurricane Irma Hit Florida in 2017, Nebraskans and Iowans answered the call for relief. This afternoon, Task Force 1 said they're gearing up to do so once again.

According to a release from Task Force 1, they received the call to help just after 1 a.m. this afternoon.

They say, "At this time, our deployment will be as a water rescue specific asset, not a full team activation."

Members from the following first-responder organizations are set to deploy:

  • One member of the Council Bluffs, IA Fire Department
  • Eight members of Lincoln, NE Fire & Rescue
  • Five members of the Omaha Fire Department