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Louisiana crews ready to help Florida with Dorian recovery

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Posted at 2:18 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 15:18:34-04

With Hurricane Dorian threatening the east coast of Florida, first responders and energy crews from Acadiana are getting ready to help.

On Friday, August 30, Dorian gained major hurricane status becoming a Category 3 storm with 115 mile per hour winds. The storm is expected to make landfall sometime on Monday, September 2 as a powerful Category 4.

Ahead of the storm's landfall, crews in Acadiana are preparing to offer their assistance to those who may be affected.

Acadian Ambulance says that 20 ambulances and 40 medics are heading to a staging area in Gainesville, Florida.

SLEMCO says that several of their crews are on stand by. They have not been mobilized yet, but are ready to go when they get the call for help.

A crew of 16 LUS employees will make the trip to Florida ahead of Dorian's arrival with trucks and equipment.

For the latest on Hurricane Dorian: NHC: Dorian now a major hurricane