VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Local help is on the way for people in the northeast who were impacted by Hurricane Ida.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) activated 27 members of Virginia Task Force 2 (VATF-2) for a Mission Ready Package-Water and East Coast Cache to support the Blue Federal Gov. Incident Support Team.
The team is headed to Hillsborough, New Jersey, after the remnants of the storm left several people dead and caused massive flooding in the state and in New York.
VATF-2 helped with response efforts in Surfside, Florida, after the deadly partial condo collapse in June.
Twenty-seven members of @VATF2 were activated by @FEMA for a Mission Ready Package-Water (MRPW) and East Coast Cache to support the Blue Federal Gov. Incident Support Team. and will support the missions from the remnants of #HurricaneIda. The Team is headed to Hillsborough, NJ. pic.twitter.com/YaA6GY8czw— VBFD (@VirginiaBeachFD) September 3, 2021