WEST TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – New Jersey is sending 16 additional New Jersey Task Force One (NJ-TF1) members, six rescue boats, and five vehicles to assist with Hurricane Florence rescue efforts.
The New Jersey Task Force One members headed to Morganton, North Carolina late Saturday night after a request from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The NJ-TF1 team that departed New Jersey on Sept. 10 is currently staging in Kinston, North Carolina.
Even though Florence was downgraded to a tropical depression, flash floods and swollen rivers are not expected to crest until Tuesday.
An additional NJ-TF1 member was deployed to South Carolina to help with rescue efforts.