Maryland Task Force 1 deploying to South Carolina ahead of Hurricane Florence

(Photo, Montgomery County Fire Department)

Maryland Task Force 1 is going to South Carolina as Hurricane Florence bears down on the East Coast.

The Montgomery County Fire Department says the 80-person team deployed early Wednesday morning from Rockville and will be equipped with swift water rescue resources.

MD-TF 1 is left with a caravan of tractor trailers and will bring support vehicles, six boats, six K9s and other emergency resources.

Hurricane Florence remains a Category 4 storm and is expected to do the most damage near the Carolinas.

The storm is expected to make landfall on Friday.

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