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Butler County emergency team heading to Florida ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Incident Management Team left Saturday morning
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Posted at 9:57 AM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-31 10:03:01-04

HAMILTON, Ohio — As Hurricane Dorian threatens southern coasts, the Butler County Incident Management Team is heading to Florida.

The team announced Friday it was leaving Saturday morning for a 16-day mission on behalf of the State of Florida Emergency Management.

They will travel from Hamilton, Ohio to Tallahassee, Florida to receive their mission in response to the Category 4 storm, which is expected to affect Florida and other states this weekend.

The highly-trained team provides “coordination, guidance and logistical support to areas in declared disaster,” according to a release.

Members of Deerfield Township Fire, Englewood Fire, Fairfield Township Fire, Liberty Township Fire, Monroe Fire, Morgan Township Fire, Oxford Police, Oxford Fire, St. Clair Township / New Miami Life Squad, West Chester Fire, Butler County EMA and others make up the regional team.