COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMOX) – A state task force is driving to Georgia to help the victims of Hurricane Matthew.

The Boone County Fire Protection District posted on their Facebook page that Missouri Task Force 1 has been activated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deploy as a Type III urban search and rescue task force along with several other federal forces.

The district says it will send “35 personnel, 10 ground support personnel and over 100,000 pounds of equipment” to Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia.

The task force left last night and is expected to arrive in Georgia today.

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