Oakland, Kcbs, San Francisco discussed on KCBS Radio Afternoon News
Can do. We did not close our eyes. We did not turn away in San Francisco. Jeffrey Schaub KCBS hurricane Florence is likely to make landfall early Friday in North Carolina prompting evacuations from the Carolinas to Virginia preparations for the hurricane. Stretch all the way to the bay area as KCBS reporter Holly Kwon tells us a specialized rescue team based out of the Oakland left for North Carolina early this morning. A team of sixteen from California task force for activated by FEMA to bring six water rescue boats to where up to two feet of rains expected. Oakland. Fire battalion chief Robert lip manages the team and says when it's fire season here. It's hurricane season there, you know, when you see things building, and you know, that there's a chance new start getting everything ready. If this was, you know, complete surprise would take longer to get to get rolling and get out the door. They should be able to make it in advance of Florence making landfall awesome. What we like to be there before it hits. However, if we don't what we'll do is. We'll find a place that sheltered until the storm passes over and then we'll get back on the road and get to where we're needed. The Oakland team is made up a fire personnel from Oakland. Alameda, Livermore, Santa Rosa and Fremont fire departments as well as Alameda. And contra Costa counties deployment could last as long as three weeks, depending on the storm's impact in Oakland. Holy kwan. KCBS just ahead on CBS. I'm Margie Schaeffer in San Francisco where volunteers honor nine eleven victims and responders with a day of service. An incredible outpouring of love. Right now, we're going to check out the freeways, we've got KCBS, traffic.