Nebraskans helping rescue Hurricane Florence victims

    Members of Nebraska Task Force 1 help with Hurricane Florence evacuations. (Neb. Task Force 1)

    Nebraskans are ramping up work in North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

    Nebraska Task Force 1 said they're working south of Fayetteville.

    "NE-TF1 operating in Hope Mills, NC assisting residence with evacuation from torrential rains. Epic flooding is predicted to follow...and yes its still raining at times!!" the group said in a Twitter post early Monday morning.

    The task force is made up of first responders from several Nebraska communities. Grand Island's fire chief said Friday that a GIFD firefighter, who specializes in hazardous materials is currently with the team.

    Meanwhile, members of the Nebraska Army National Guard are assisting from the air.

    "Under cloudy, rainy skies the first #NEGuard Blackhawk helicopter takes off from the AASF at the Raleigh Durham International Airport in N.C. to support the ongoing #HurricaneFlorence relief efforts," said a tweet on Sunday. "The crews were assigned to gather information from the air on the surrounding areas and, if necessary, rescue stranded civilians."

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