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Louisiana first responders head to Florida ahead of Hurricane Michael

Louisiana USAR Task Force 2 heads to the Carolinas for Hurricane Florence.
Louisiana USAR Task Force 2 heads to the Carolinas for Hurricane Florence.(BRFD)
Updated: Oct. 9, 2018 at 7:23 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Some first responders in Baton Rouge are other areas of Louisiana are headed to Florida ahead of Hurricane Michael.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department says the Louisiana Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Task Force 2 Team has been requested to help in Florida. The team, consisting of around 75 firefighters and medics, will leave from BRFD Headquarters Wednesday morning. The team also recently responded to the Carolinas for Hurricane Florence.

The team will consist of Swift Water and Structural Collapse members.

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal is also sending nearly 20 people to assist in potential water rescues and structural collapse issues. Personnel from Regional Response Team 6 (Pineville/Alexandria) and 8 (Monroe) are also being deployed.

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