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Currently there are six US&R teams that are status level "green," meaning they are ready for deployment. The State Fire Marshal’s Office oversees Florida’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force teams, which are deployed to aid communities that have been impacted by a natural or man-made disaster.
Floridians must monitor the latest weather reports and visit PrepareFL.com now for important disaster preparedness resources to ensure you can recover quickly,” Patronis said.
“Tropical Storm Elsa is headed toward Florida, bringing life-threatening storm surge along our Gulf Coast, strong winds and very heavy rainfall. Communities in the Tampa Bay, Central Florida and Big Bend regions will face the most serious and dangerous weather, including the threat of tornadoes. We know severe weather can change very quickly and should not be underestimated,” Scott said.
At the start of the week, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting that he promptly approve Gov. Ron DeSantis’ request for a pre-landfall emergency declaration in expectation of Tropical Storm Elsa.