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Indiana Task Force One sent to Florida to provide emergency relief

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) activated Indiana Task Force One on Monday to provide emergency assistance for the areas that will be impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

The men and women who work for the task force have to leave for Florida within 4 hours of being activated.

They were sent into action with boats, dry suits and other equipment. 

Tom Neal, who is a Program Manager for the task force, emphasized the importance of being ready to deploy.

“We had one member who was a structural engineer,” Neal said. “He was headed to Alabama with his family and they drove separate so if he got recalled back to deploy, he could come back. And that’s exactly what happened. He had to turn around and drive back because of our activation.”

As of Monday, the task force is in Ocala, Florida providing relief and rescue assistance.

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