KY Disaster Relief Agencies Deploy to East Coast

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Disaster workers in Kentucky are ready to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

The American Red Cross Kentucky Region has four emergency response vehicle teams on standby to help with efforts along the east coast.    The organization is also staging five workers in West Virginia. 

The Salvation Army of Louisville has staged seven response units and 15 staff in Richmond, Virginia for immediate response after landfall.  They have enough food to prepare 2,000 meals along with bottled water and personnel to provide spiritual counseling in the aftermath of storm.  

Kentucky Emergency Management is sending a pair of swiftwater search and rescue teams to North Carolina to provide assistance when Florence comes ashore.    The 24 team members are from the Louisville Fire Department and Jefferson County Water Rescue.

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