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
Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office
Aurora Police Department
City of Aurora Office of Emergency Management
Littleton Fire Rescue
Gunnison County Office of Emergency Management
Parker Police Department
Grand Junction Fire
City of Fort Collins
San Juan Public Health
Colorado Springs Utilities