Additional Oklahoma Crews Heading To East Coast To Provide Relief

Friday, September 14th 2018, 5:36 pm
By: News 9

Oklahoma is sending swift water rescue teams and an insurance anti-fraud unit to North Carolina, the state Department of Emergency Management and Gov. Mary Fallin announced Friday.

Two swift water rescue teams deployed to North Carolina to provide support and relief as Florence continues to surge on the East Coast.

The teams consist of boats and personnel from the following areas: Chickasha Fire Department; Coal County Emergency Management; Edmond Fire Department; Grand River Dam Authority; Locust Grove Fire Department; Mayes County Emergency Management; Mayes County Emergency Services Trust Authority; Moore Fire Department; Norman Fire Department; Oklahoma City Fire Department; Oklahoma City Information Technology; Oklahoma City Police Department; Pryor Fire Department; and Quapaw Nation Emergency Management and Fire Department.

In addition, the Oklahoma Insurance Department is sending a team to assist the North Carolina Insurance Department with anti-fraud enforcement.

“We are committed to helping other states during their time of need with any resources we have available as they deal with the continued effects of this storm, much like other states have come to help Oklahoma in past disasters,” OEM Director Michelann Ooten said.