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Colorado agencies deploy for Hurricane Irma

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Hurricane Irma as pictured from space. Hurricane Irma as pictured from space.

COLORADO - Multiple agencies have been deployed across the country to anticipate the wake of Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma is considered a category three storm and is expected to travel to Southern Florida.

After the devastation in Texas, many are trying to prepare for the next big tropical storm. The Red Cross has sent a total 16 volunteers to Florida, including three from Colorado Springs.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has deployed its Colorado Task Force 1 members to different states, including two from Fort Carson and 10 from the Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD).

South Metro Fire of Denver deployed 16 employees to Valdosta, Georgia to aid in the efforts. 

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security deployed 24 emergency management professionals across the state of Florida. In addition to the EOC support teams, Colorado also sent an incident management team to support law enforcement resources for the hurricane. 

Emergency Management and Public Safety agencies include:

  •           Lake County Office of Emergency Management

  •        City of Brighton Office Emergency Management

  •        Custer County Office of Emergency Management

  •           Clifton Fire Protection District

  •        Mesa County Public Health

  •       Bent County Office of Emergency Management

  •         UC Health

  •       Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office

  •       Aurora Police Department

  •       City of Aurora Office of Emergency Management

  •       Pritchett Fire

  •       Littleton Fire Rescue

  •       Gunnison County Office of Emergency Management

  •       Parker Police Department

  •       Grand Junction Fire

  •       Pitkin County

  •       City of Fort Collins

  •       San Juan Public Health

  •       Colorado Springs Utilities

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