Crews from the Butler County Emergency Management Agency were called out around midnight Tuesday to help with the aftermath of tornadoes that blew through the Dayton area.
County EMA Director Matt Haverkos said Montgomery County EMA ask the team to help the Red Cross set up shelters. The local crews were tasked with setting up two shelters.
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Around 4:30 a.m. Haverkos said they were asked to send members of the Incident Management Team.
“Throughout the night we helped them get the shelters up, they were taking busloads of people in and doing their thing,” he said. “Then early this morning we got a request from their county operations center to bring in some of our incident management support folks to essentially help them put together the long term plan.”
Haverkos said seven emergency responders headed to Dayton overnight, but they are prepared to send more crews if needed.
Incident Management Team from Butler County is heading to Florida to help with Hurricane Michael. Eleven people left Wednesday morning, Oct. 10 to provide assistance. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
This is the second time in less than year Butler County crews provide disaster assistance. Last October, a team of 11 were tasked with supporting the human services coordinator at the county emergency command center on the Florida Gulf in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.
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