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Oklahoma sending crew to assist in Hurricane Irma relief

“Oklahoma is a generous and giving state and we are happy to provide whatever support and resources we can to assist our friends in Florida as they respond to and recover from the effects of Hurricane Irma,” said Gov. Fallin (KTUL).

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) announced Saturday that Oklahoma is sending a 12-person operations support team to Florida to assist in the Hurricane Irma response effort.

The support team consists of personnel from OEM, Grand River Dam Authority, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Craig County, the City of Broken Arrow, Mayes County, the City of Oklahoma City and the City of Tulsa.

The Oklahoma group will help support the Florida State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee.

The crew is deploying in response to an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request from the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

OEM will continue to monitor additional requests from the affected areas, and respond accordingly.

“Oklahoma is a generous and giving state and we are happy to provide whatever support and resources we can to assist our friends in Florida as they respond to and recover from the effects of Hurricane Irma,” said Gov. Fallin.

OEM Director Albert Ashwood said, “We are committed to helping with any resources we have available as Florida deals with the effects of Hurricane Irma.”

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