The department is sending an engine with four members and two strike team leaders to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.
Hurricane Michael may have passed, but the work is not over.
The City of Port Orange announced on Oct. 12 that it will send a single engine with four members and two strike team leaders to report to the Tallahassee Emergency Operations Center, according to a press release. The unit will arrive at 8 a.m. Saturday to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. The hurricane made landfall on Oct. 10 in Mexico Beach as a high-end Category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.
This is in response to the state's emergency response plan, and it is a regional effort with Daytona Beach, Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach and Ormond Beach, according to the city's press release. The deployment is estimated to be seven to 10 days.