September 1, 2005
A group of specially trained firefighters from the Los Angeles area are on their way to help Mississippi residents deal with the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
Those firefighters are from the Los Angeles area, and will be very welcomed to help out with the devastation.
The Los Angeles County Urban Search and Rescue team are preparing to aid those dealing with Hurricane Katrina's devastation. Dozens of its members help gathered equipment and supplies before leaving for Camp Shelby, near Hattiesburg, MS. The team will drive 35 hours cross-country to make it to the camp as soon as possible. From there, they'll be deployed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
"There are folks who live in New Orleans who will not be able to get back to their homes for months if not forever. The devastation is that widespread," said Michael Brown, Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.