Mississippi Sends Teams to Florida in Advance Of Michael

PANAMA CITY, FL (Ben Caxton) — Two Mississippi search and rescue teams are in Florida ahead of today’s expected landfall of Hurricane Michael. The teams will assist with emergency response efforts an was set up through Emergency Management Assistance Compact requests by Florida. Two 21 member swift water rescue teams, a total of 42 personnel in all. Michael strengthened to a Category 4 storm overnight with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph and higher gusts. If the storm maintains that strength it will be the strongest hurricane landfall ever recorded in the Florida Panhandle, as well as along most of Florida’s Gulf Coast-all the way from the Alabama border to Punta Gorda-in records going back to 1851.



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