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Local first responders aiding the Midwest

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Local first responders aiding the Midwest

Local first responders aiding the Midwest

First responders from South Florida are helping families deal with the devastation in Oklahoma

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Local first responders aiding the Midwest

CONCERN IS NOT JUST TORNADODAMAGE... BUT ALSO RECORDFLOODING.

FIRST RESPONDERS -FROM HERE IN SOUTH FLORIDA -ARE HELPING FAMILIES DEAL WITHTHE DEVASTATION.

ONLY ON NEWS5 - ANDREW LOFHOLM TALKED TOTHEM ABOUT THOSE EFFORTS.

HE'SAT THE LIVE DESK - WITH THEIRSTORY, ANDREW?THIS IS HISTORIC, FROM THEFLOODING TO THE HELP.

ITFIRST TIME THE CHEROKEE NATIONHAS INVITED AN OUTSIDE AGENCYTO HELP LIKE THIS.<< 8 members from the Region 7South Florida All HazardsIncident Management Team, madetheir way to to easternOklahoma, where the ArkansasRiver is close, 75 yearflooding record.

This picturewas taken 2 and a half milesaway from where the rivernormally runs.

5:18 "This isapproximately where we werestanding earlier today fromthat photo." If you see thelight- colored blue, as yousee over here you see the darkcolored blue, itriver normally is.

Steve Hynesday job is a sergeant withDelray Beach Police.

InOklahoma, he is the incidentcommander.

12:09 "Our wholemission is to make sure theycan get back to communityrecovery." Jason Haythorn is alieutenant with palm beachcounty fire rescue.

InOklahoma, he serves as thepublic information officer.

56"we actually got involved withCherokee nation followinghurricane irma down in thekeys 2 years ago." TheCherokee nation helped whenSouth Florida needed it..

NowSouth Florida isanswering thecall.

The first time ever anoutside agency has been askedto help them.

3:48 "A lot ofstuff thathistoric, with the floodingthe damage that theydealing with and theirrecovery and their response toit." Theya day, for the next 15 days.




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