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Photo shows aircraft full of doctors headed to Florida

Photo shows aircraft full of doctors headed to Florida
Posted at 10:41 AM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 12:14:38-04

More than 300 medical professionals boarded a U.S. Air Force aircraft and went to Orlando ahead of Hurricane Irma to provide help in the State of Florida.

It took three C-17s to get them there, flying out of Joint Base Charleston in South Carolina and Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, according to WFTV in Orlando. A photo taken by Capt. Ryan DeCamp shows doctors, nurses and paramedics aboard a C-17 Globemaster taking off from Dulles International Airport on Sunday.

Floridians were emerging from shelters and homes Monday, Sept. 11, to assess damages. The City of Jacksonville was evacuating around 11:30 a.m. Eastern as storm surge was expected there.

Irma made landfall in Marco Island, Florida late Sunday afternoon. It churned through the state for most of the day, spinning off tornados along the way.