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Pinellas County Sends Crews, Equipment to Panhandle

Pinellas County | Hurricane Michael | Hurricane Recovery

More than 50 Pinellas County employees have offered their expertise and labor for Hurricane Michael preparation and recovery efforts.

PINELLAS COUNTY – Pinellas County is responding with mutual aid to the panhandle of Florida.

More than 50 Pinellas County employees have offered their expertise and labor for Hurricane Michael preparation and recovery efforts.

On Tuesday (Oct. 9) evening, a five-member Pinellas County emergency management incident management Team left for Bay County ahead of Hurricane Michael’s landfall on Wednesday. The team has been helping Bay County’s emergency management staff in Southport at the county’s emergency operations center providing operations, planning and sheltering operations support.

Crews from utilities and public works are scheduled to leave today (Oct. 13) for Marianna. Thirty employees will take along eight generators, a loader, three track hoes, four repair crews and one tree crew to aid in clearing roadways and making critical repairs to infrastructure.

In addition, Pinellas County is supporting rescue and recovery efforts as part of a regional urban search and rescue Task Force 3 team that is staging in Tallahassee, along with two Ambu-Busses and crews from Sunstar.

Pinellas County emergency medical services is also on standby to send an engine strike team, including a light technical rescue component, a rescue strike team and an ambulance strike team when the call comes in for additional support.

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Main photo shows Pinellas County public works employees ready for deployment to Marianna. In-story photo shows multiple heavy-duty generators and other equipment that will go to Marianna today. Photos courtesy of Pinellas County Marketing & Communications.

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Pinellas County Sends Crews, Equipment to Panhandle
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