News New York task force heads to North Carolina for Hurricane Florence relief New York Task Force One left Brooklyn to head to North Carolina on Tuesday, officials said. Members of New York Task Force One prepare to deploy from Brooklyn on Tuesday. Photo Credit: NYC Emergency Management By Janelle Griffith firstname.lastname@example.org @janellefiona September 11, 2018 12:18 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email A New York-based task force including members of the FDNY and NYPD has been deployed to North Carolina in support of Hurricane Florence relief efforts, the city Office of Emergency Management said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday activated the office's Urban Search & Rescue New York Task Force One, a team of 83 people and six canines. The team left the office's Brooklyn facility to head to Kinston, North Carolina. Among their supplies: eight water rescue boats, motors, items to support collapsed and confined structure rescues and hazardous materials equipment. The team is scheduled to arrive in North Carolina on Tuesday night. There are 28 such FEMA teams located throughout the country that can be deployed within six hours, the emergency management office said in a news release. The FEMA program responded to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. New York Task Force One deployments have included Hurricanes Ike and Gustav in 2008, the Haiti earthquake and Hurricane Earl in 2010, Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria last year. By Janelle Griffith email@example.com @janellefiona Janelle Griffith traded the land of Bruce Springsteen for the island of Billy Joel to work as an entertainment reporter and feature writer at Newsday. She is now a breaking news reporter on the Long Island desk. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Weather warms in the city as Florence forces evacuationsTemperatures in the city will be in the high 70s and low 80s for the rest of the week. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.