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NY team missing holidays to help tornado victims

NEW YORK (WWTI) —  An Interagency Emergency Management Team from New York State left for Kentucky on December 18 to help these affected by the lethal storms final weekend.

According to Governor Kathy Hochul’s website, the trouble comes as a response to a request from the commonwealth of Kentucky. The team left on December 18 for a two-week operational interval and can return on January 2.

Residents of Mayfield, New York donating to residents of tornado ravaged Mayfield, Kentucky

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The goal of the State Incident Management Team is to help emergency managers in making certain a immediate, environment friendly, and arranged response to complicated, multi-operational disasters. This particular team has been deployed to assist three of the state’s county emergency operations facilities in Graves, Hopkins, and Marshall Counties.

While on the facilities, the IMT will likely be tasked with aiding state and native officers with preliminary restoration planning, operational coordination, acquiring situational info and reporting, incident motion planning, GIS mapping, and logistical assist for ongoing response operations.

DHSES Commissioner Jackie Bray expressed her gratitude for the team members who sacrificed their holidays to help those that wanted them.

Local fundraiser will get greater than $20k donated for Mayfield, KY

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“The State’s Incident Management Team will represent the best of New York’s emergency personnel in Kentucky and I am thankful for their selflessness and dedication to aiding others, especially during the holiday season when they’ll be away from their families,” Bray stated. “My heart goes out to the people of Kentucky and I hope this additional support will help impacted communities recover from this disaster.”

More info on the team and their obligations could be discovered here.

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