A search and rescue team from the Phoenix Fire Department hit the road Tuesday to assist with Hurricane Florence on the East Coast.
Arizona Urban Search and Rescue Team 1 has been activated in anticipation of landfall on Thursday.
Thirty-five Phoenix fire members, 10 support personnel, and two members of Phoenix police are heading to Raleigh, North Carolina.
The team will have equipment for a larger 80-person team if needed.
There are also about 20 people from the Phoenix American Red Cross that are heading to North Carolina.