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CA sends Urban Search and Rescue members to support emergency response, Puerto Rico earthquake

Four Californian Search and Rescue workers are headed to Puerto Rico on Wednesday.

Posted: Jan 8, 2020 3:09 PM
Updated: Jan 8, 2020 3:14 PM

CALIFORNIA - Governor Gavin Newsom has approved the deployment of four members of California-based Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Forces assigned to a FEMA US&R Incident Support Team to provide assistance as a result of the recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico, at the request of FEMA.

On top of that, FEMA is also deploying an Urban Search & Rescue Task Force from Miami, Florida to Puerto Rico. Cal OES announced this on Wednesday morning.

RELATED: Puerto Rico, roughly two-thirds of island without power amid dozens of aftershocks

The four Californians deploying to Puerto Rico on Wednesday come from two of the eight California-based state/national Urban Search & Rescue Task Forces including, California US&R Task Force 5 (Orange County Fire Authority) and California US&R Task Force 7 (Sacramento Fire Department).

During the deployment, the firefighters will use their skills to assist emergency operations in and around the areas affected, including the coordination and support of US&R teams conducting search and rescue operations, Cal OES said.

Cal OES said they will continue to monitor operations and requests for resources for areas impacted by the earthquake in Puerto Rico.

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