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Hoosiers head to Florida ahead of Hurricane Dorian's landfall

Posted at 5:44 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-31 19:40:55-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Several agencies and organizations in Indiana are headed to Florida ahead of Hurricane Dorian's expected landfall.

On Friday evening, more than 80 Indiana Task Force 1 members will be deployed to Florida.

On Friday morning, Duke Energy sent line workers, vegetation workers, supervisors and administrators to Macon, Georgia, Lew Middleton, a spokesman for Duke Energy said in a press release. The crews will stay in Georgia until they are deployed to the Carolinas or Florida.

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Indiana Michigan Power also sent more than 350 crews to Florida to help with restoration efforts, according to a press release from the company.

Indianapolis Power and Light Company says they have a crew on the way to Florida to assist Tampa Electric.

The Midwest Food Bank has already distrusted 37 pallets of food to agencies collecting donations to help potential victims, according to a press release from the food bank. Once called to help, the food bank will have family food boxes on the way to Florida within 24 hours.

Five American Red Cross volunteers from Indiana will go to Florida and other states to help.

Florida is bracing for the landfall of Hurricane Dorian, which forecasters say could be the strongest hurricane to hit Florida since Hurricane Andrew in 1992.