Tennessee nurses, emergency responders head to Carolinas for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

Posted at 10:49 AM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 13:02:48-04

(WTVF) — The State of Tennessee is sending nurses and emergency management teams to the Carolinas in preparation for Hurricane Dorian.

A group of 25 nurses from the Tennessee Department of Health and five emergency responder coordinators from across the state left for Raleigh, North Carolina on Thursday. The nurses will provide medical assistance in the area while the coordinators will provide logistical and communication support.

On Friday, a five-person incident management team will head for Columbia, South Carolina to help local and state logistics and response efforts. This team includes four staff members from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and one emergency manager from Moore County.

These Tennesseans will join 129 ambulance, swift-water rescue and emergency management personnel who already deployed to the southeast for support last weekend.