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Virginia crews deploy to Florida forward of Hurricane Ian – WSLS 10

ROANOKE, Va. – A whole bunch of miles away, crews in Virginia are getting ready to deploy to Florida forward of Hurricane Ian’s landfall.

Virginia Process Drive One, a 45-member group with FEMA backing, left Northern Virginia Monday to assist with reduction efforts.

“We count on to see plenty of infrastructure harm, some light-weight construction harm and a few areas the place there’s some flooding,” stated Rescue Squad Officer Mark Campet.

This group responds to the direst conditions.

“We now have a lot of evacuees that should be moved from an space of hazard to uh dry floor space after which additionally true rescues that happen from folks within the hazardous environments resembling flooded roadway and streams which have reached over their banks,” defined Campet.

Whereas most of their work occurs after the storm passes, the American Purple Cross has groups heading to Florida Tuesday.

“The American Purple Cross offers meals, shelter, and emotional assist. We even have groups who work with psychological well being,” defined Govt Director of the Roanoke Chapter Jackie Grant.

Forecasters are unsure in regards to the impacts we’ll see right here at dwelling, however stated the time to organize is now.

“At all times be versatile to know that if this plan just isn’t essentially in one of the best place to maneuver to adapt and overcome,” acknowledged Campet.

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