Governor Tim Walz sending assistance to North Carolina in wake of Hurricane Dorian

In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is authorizing state emergency response teams to help.

North Carolina requested several ambulance teams from around the country to help through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC).

On Thursday night the Governor authorized 15 ambulances and 36 first responders to travel to North Carolina as the state prepares for the intensifying storm.

“Minnesotans take pride in helping our neighbors in need. It’s my honor to answer North Carolina’s call for assistance,” said Governor Tim Walz. “My thoughts are with the people of North and South Carolina, Florida, the Bahamas, and other affected communities as they work to mitigate the effects of Hurricane Dorian and keep their communities safe through the storm.”

The teams begin traveling to North Carolina Friday morning and North Carolina Emergency Management will direct the teams’ mission once they arrive in the state.

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