Oregonians head to Florida to help as Hurricane Ian makes landfall

The Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office and the local chapter of the Red Cross are sending people to Florida to assist people affected by the hurricane.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The early images of Hurricane Ian slamming into the coast of southwest Florida on Wednesday is concerning even to those familiar with disasters.

“We are certainly keeping tabs on it,” Alison Green of the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office (OSFM) said. “It’s definitely a widespread impact.”

The agency is sending 13 people from its incident management team (IMT) to Florida, said Green. 

“We are lucky and fortunate we have folks who have done

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