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FAMU becomes FEMA operation base for Hurricane Irma

By Merlina Aventurin | Staff Writer
On September 10, 2017
 

 

As the Tallahassee community braces for the impact of Hurricane Irma, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is prepared to respond to emergencies throughout Leon county. 

About 10 p.m. Saturday, FEMA personnel were spotted barricading all entrances to Bragg Memorial Stadium to keep roads clear for emergency vehicles in the event of a response call. 

Stadium grounds will be used as an operation base for the next several days. Prior to using Florida A&M University, the fleet of emergency vehicles were spotted in formation at the North Florida fairgrounds. According to a FEMA official, 200 more emergency vehicles are expected to arrive on FAMU's campus within the next couple of days. 

"We'll have a total of 300 ambulances and about 145 buses, almost 900 people," said Randy Lauer, Incident Commander for the FEMA Ambulance Deployment, coming from Hurricane Harvey.

"There's people from all over the United States here, most of the states are propably represented. It's a really big effort."

Photo credit: Merlina Aventurin and Ernest Nelfrard

Photo credit: Merlina Aventurin and Ernest Nelfrard

 

  

 

 

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