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LCSO sends off group to aid in Hurricane Irma recovery

Posted at 6:57 PM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 15:08:25-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Leon County Sheriff's Office hosted a send off for a group of deputies ready to help rebuild after devastation from Hurricane Irma.

This mobile command unit as well as a disaster relief trailer will be heading down to Fort Meyers with three Leon County deputies to assist in Hurricane Irma relief.

One of the deputies heading to South Florida said each recovery trip brings about different needs to be met by the community.

"Each one of them are unique in their own way only because the citizens that are in this particular area are different and they're going to need other things the others didn't necessarily have a need for," said Damon Sullivan, a Leon County deputy. "So we'll just go down there and do the best we can to provide whatever they need.

The deputies are scheduled for a week but will remain longer if need be. This is the first deployment for the mobile command unit since its upgrade earlier this year.