Arizona task force on the road to provide help after Irma

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The Phoenix Fire and Medical Department says an Arizona urban search and rescue task force is headed to Louisiana and then probably on to Alabama or Florida to respond to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. (Source: Phoenix fire) The Phoenix Fire and Medical Department says an Arizona urban search and rescue task force is headed to Louisiana and then probably on to Alabama or Florida to respond to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. (Source: Phoenix fire)
Capt. Larry Subervi says the task force has departed San Antonio, TX, under Federal Emergency Management Agency orders to overnight in Shreveport, Louisiana, in preparation for staging somewhere in Alabama or possible deployment in Florida. (Source: PFMD) Capt. Larry Subervi says the task force has departed San Antonio, TX, under Federal Emergency Management Agency orders to overnight in Shreveport, Louisiana, in preparation for staging somewhere in Alabama or possible deployment in Florida. (Source: PFMD)
The task force went to Texas last month to provide help after Harvey. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The task force went to Texas last month to provide help after Harvey. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Subervi describes the team as being "in great spirits and ready to answer the call of those in need." (Source: PFMD) Subervi describes the team as being "in great spirits and ready to answer the call of those in need." (Source: PFMD)
Hurricane Irma is the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history. It made its first landfall in the islands of the northeast Caribbean early Wednesday. (Source: PFMD) Hurricane Irma is the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history. It made its first landfall in the islands of the northeast Caribbean early Wednesday. (Source: PFMD)
PHOENIX (AP) -

The Phoenix Fire and Medical Department says an Arizona urban search and rescue task force is headed to Louisiana and then probably on to Alabama or Florida to respond to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

[RELATED: Hurricane Irma is a 'potentially catastrophic' Category 5 storm]

Fire Capt. Larry Subervi says the task force has departed San Antonio, Texas, under Federal Emergency Management Agency orders to overnight in Shreveport, Louisiana, in preparation for staging somewhere in Alabama or possible deployment in Florida.

[RELATED: Phoenix Search and Rescue headed to TX to offer hurricane aid]

The task force went to Texas last month to provide help after Harvey.

Subervi describes the team as being "in great spirits and ready to answer the call of those in need."

[LATEST ON HURRICANE IRMA: Hurricane Irma batters northern Caribbean islands]

Hurricane Irma is the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history. It made its first landfall in the islands of the northeast Caribbean early Wednesday.

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