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Several Fire Rescue Crews sent to Panhandle for Hurricane Sally relief

Published: Sep. 17, 2020 at 12:37 AM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -Some North Central Florida fire rescue crews also left today to provide relief after Hurricane Sally. Wednesday night teams from Alachua, Clay, Marion and two other counties departed for the panhandle.

Alachua County is sending a medical support unit and another rescue unit with six crew members total.

The units are being sent as part of the statewide emergency response plan says Fire Chief Harold Theus.

“We do that because if we were ever able to have a hurricane hit our area we would certainly want to have those resources come in and help us. And as you can imagine for a first responder whose area has been impacted by a hurricane, they’re responding to the calls and dealing with the problem of their homes themselves.”

The crews are stopping in Tallahassee before being sent wherever they are needed most.

They will be gone for about a week before another crew is sent to relieve them if necessary.

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