Local Emergency Team Heads to Virginia to Help with Hurricane Florence

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Local emergency responders heading to Virginia (Photo: Mike Eliason)

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The Santa Barbara County Incident Management Team (IMT) Type-3 team is heading to Virginia to help with Hurricane Florence resources. Virginia has requested five Type-3 teams throughout the nation to assist them.

Sixteen members of the Santa Barbara IMT-3 Team left on Thursday from the Los Angeles International Airport to North Chesterfield, south of Richmond. They will coordinate efforts and work with local agencies during this potentially catastrophic event. This is their first out of state mission.

The team consists of 11 members from Santa Barbara County, 2 from Montecito Fire, and 1 member each from Carpinteria-Summerland, Vandenberg AFB, and Santa Maria Fire Departments. They are an "All-Risk" Type-3 Team who can respond to and manage any incident such as natural disasters, hazardous spills, or wildfires.

(Photo: Mike Eliason)
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Luvaduck Sep 14, 2018 07:45 AM
Local Emergency Team Heads to Virginia to Help with Hurricane Florence

The equivalent of barn raising after a fire, bringing casseroles to the sick, knitting caps and booties for for newborns, leaving a box of food for a family in need isn't gone from our hearts. Not knowing our neighbors, living packed together with strangers, long commutes and the like have cut us off from each other and made it impossible to know who just needs help and who is a user who would abuse our trust and has made a less emotionally satisfying, caring & sharing situation. That's why natural disasters bring out the best in us and also draw monsters who leap on the chance to further victimize survivors.

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