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Nevada water-rescue team to deploy for Hurricane Florence

A Nevada water-rescue team will deploy ahead of Hurricane Florence’s arrival in the southeastern U.S. this week.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency activated the Nevada Task Force 1 ahead of the Category 4 hurricane, according to a Clark County release. A 16-person crew will travel Tuesday morning to a staging area in Kentucky.

Crews are preparing for a 2 a.m. departure from the Task Force 1 headquarters at 3955 N. Pecos Road.

The Task Force was deployed about a year ago ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5290. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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