Missouri Task Force Helps with Hurricane Matthew Rescues

Oct 12, 2016

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Missouri is providing assistance to hurricane-damaged areas of the southeastern United States.

First, Missouri Task Force was deployed last week to central Georgia as Hurricane Matthew pounded the east coast.

On Monday the group was redirected to North Carolina to assist with flood rescues, according to its Facebook page. Missouri Task Force 1 is based in Columbia and is operated by the Boone County Fire Protection District.

Meanwhile, Governor Jay Nixon is sending an environmental specialist to Florida to assist with debris removal there. In a written statement, Nixon says the specialist will help coordinate team operations as they remove and dispose of debris that contains hazardous materials.

So far, there have been no requests to activate the Missouri National Guard.