SoFla First Responders Head North To Assist With Hurricane Michael

As Hurricane Michael makes its way towards northern Florida, first responders from South Florida are heading to Ocala to help with the rescue and recovery efforts.

Called the South Florida Urban Search and Rescue, the team is responsible for responding to a host of crises, ranging from natural disasters to terrorist attacks.

The group has been preparing and packing supplies Tuesday morning, with their primary focus being to assist with search and rescue efforts in the water after the storm.

The team is sponsored by the City of Miami, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and is made up of first responders from various agencies.

The team will go to a staging area in Ocala until the storm has passed and they can begin helping out.

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