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Florida deploys team to assist Oklahoma with flood response

Posted at 10:49 AM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 10:50:53-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Division of Emergency Management is deploying a team of emergency management personnel to assist with the catastrophic flooding in Oklahoma.

According to state officials, the team will be deployed to Muskogee County Oklahoma where it will assist local operations, as well as assisting the Cherokee Nation, which encompasses 14 counties in Oklahoma.

“Florida has some of the best emergency managers in the nation who are always ready, willing and able to help others,” said Governor DeSantis. “We are grateful that Oklahoma helped Florida during Hurricane Irma, and I am proud that today we are able to return that favor by providing assistance to Oklahoma during their time of need. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families impacted by this flooding, and we will continue to do all we can to support them.”

The deployed incident management team is comprised of nine emergency management personnel who specialize in managing national incidents such as the floods currently occurring in Oklahoma.