FDNY, NYPD head to Louisiana to assist in search and rescue operations caused by Hurricane Ida

As the nation continues to watch the devastation in Louisiana caused by Hurricane Ida, dozens of FDNY and NYPD officials are headed there to help with search and rescue operations.

News 12 Staff

Aug 29, 2021, 9:52 PM

Updated 966 days ago

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As the nation continues to watch the devastation in Louisiana caused by Hurricane Ida, dozens of FDNY and NYPD officials are headed there to help with search and rescue operations.
FEMA has officially activated their Urban Search & Rescue Task Force. This means that more than 80 members of New York's FDNY and NYPD are headed down to Baton Rouge to assist with the impact of Hurricane Ida.
They left from the Office of Emergency Management's Brooklyn facility on Flushing Avenue Sunday.
They're expected to arrive around 5 p.m. Monday and plan to go straight to work.
Those heading that task force said they went down to help in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina 16 years ago on the very same day. They said they're ready to dive into operations using their experience.
As of right now, the essential workers are planning to be there for approximately 10 to 14 days, but that is subject to change.


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