NewsLocal News / October 10, 2018

Indiana Task Force Ready to Assist With Hurricane Michael

Indiana Task Force One is ready once again to help those in need. Sixteen members of a water rescue team are currently staged in Montgomery, Alabama awaiting deployment orders.Indiana Task Force 1, Hurricane Michael2018-10-10T00:00:00-04:00
Indiana Task Force Ready to Assist With Hurricane Michael

Members of Indiana Task Force One arrived in Montgomery, Alabama Tuesday evening.

Indiana Task Force One

Members of Indiana Task Force One are ready once again to help those in need.

Michael Pruitt, public information officer for Indiana Task Force One, says 16 members of a water rescue team are currently staged in Montgomery, Alabama awaiting deployment orders on where to assist during Hurricane Michael.

“They spent a year training for this type of activity and that is going to be their primary mission,” Pruitt says.

Pruitt says some of the members recently returned from the Carolinas, where they assisted with Hurricane Florence recovery efforts.

“They understand that’s the commitment they have to make to this team," he says.  "There is always that chance you have to turn around and go right back out again, and I think they are always prepared to do that.”

The National Hurricane Center described Hurricane Michael as "potentially catastrophic" and could be the worst storm ever to hit the Florida Panhandle.

 

 

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