SoCal disaster response teams deploy to East coast ahead of Hurricane Florence

- Swift water rescue teams and fire personnel from Los Angeles and Orange counties are preparing Tuesday to deploy to the Atlantic Coast ahead of Hurricane Florence.

The Los Angeles Fire Department will send 16 members of the FEMA California Task Force One, Urban Search and Rescue Team to Bowling Green, Virginia, according to LAFD's Amy Bastman.

Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters and FEMA California Task Force Two will deploy a 16-member swift water rescue team to Raleigh, North Carolina, the department said in a statement.

Members of the Orange County Urban Search and Rescue Task Force will send swift water rescue personnel and equipment to Virginia, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. It's unclear how many of the 80 members who make up the task force will be deployed.

The Category 4 hurricane was tracking toward the Carolinas and landfall could occur as soon as Thursday.

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