The FDNY will deploy some first responders to Florida this weekend as the state braces for Hurricane Dorian’s landfall.
All 67 Florida counties are under a state of emergency ahead of Dorian’s expected landfall as a Category 4 storm on Monday.
Now a Category 2, the hurricane could be the strongest to hit Florida’s east coast in decades.
Twenty-five members of the city fire department’s Incident Management Team will head to Florida Sunday to help with logistics, planning and coordination alongside local officials, the city announced Friday.
“With Florida directly in the path of Hurricane Dorian, our members will be on the ground and ready to work with local officials to provide help where it is needed most, as they have in Puerto Rico and Texas in recent years,” FDNY Commissioner Dan Nigro said in a statement.
Hurricane Dorian makes its way across Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas and Florida
The Incident Management Team has been trained by the feds to oversee large incidents and emergencies like forest fires and other natural disasters.