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Oklahomans helping to prepare for Hurricane Dorian

Posted at 4:42 PM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 06:56:16-04

The latest team of volunteers to head to the southeast to provide hurricane relief efforts is Oklahoma Gas and Electric company.

A team of 64 line crew members and 38 trucks will be leaving on September 3 from Oklahoma City to North Carolina. They will help with expected power outages in the area.

The Pittsburg County Emergency Management's water rescue team left on Sunday to Florida.

Members from the Oklahoma Red Cross and Oklahoma Task Force One also made their way to Florida to help prepare for Hurricane Dorian.

Friday evening Oklahoma Task Force One loaded up their equipment, bags with supplies, as well as their search dogs.

"If someone is trapped, you know because of a collapsed structure or something, that's our best day. If we can locate them and get them out safely, and be reunited with her family," said Terry Sivadon, a coordinator with the task force.

The members of OKTF plan to be there for ten days to help out, each working twelve-hour shifts.

The Oklahoma Red Cross also sent nine volunteers and three emergency response vehicles to Florida.

"It's kind of what we're used to here in Oklahoma. It's like a tornado or flooding event, and we're sadly use to those. So that's kind of the response we're looking at," said Johnnie Munn from the Red Cross.

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