Mayes County First Responders Answer Call To Help Florence Victims

Friday, September 14th 2018, 1:12 pm
By: News On 6

Oklahomans are packing up and heading east to help victims of now, Tropical Storm Florence. It's been a waiting game all week for crews across Oklahoma, but Mayes County first responders got the call and are on their way to North Carolina.

They got the call Thursday night so 22 men, multiple trucks and boats are on the road. The plan is to drive as far as the can Friday, stay the night and be in Raleigh by 7 a.m. Sunday.

This team is made up of multiple different departments.

The Grand River Dam Authority, Quapaw Tribe, Locust Grove, and Pryor Fire Department and Mayes County Emergency Management are all making the trip.

"We're going to help. Everyone just wants to go and get in there and help. Everybody's geared up and energized and ready to go," said Captain Casey King, GRDA.

"You know we've been waiting since Monday for the call so we've been sitting on the edge of our seats since Monday."

When this crew went down for Hurricane Harvey they were there for 7 days, so they think they'll be helping out for at least a week.