AFNORTH Crisis Action Team in Panama City to help give resources to Hurricane Dorian victims

The AFNORTH Crisis Action Team is working to out of Tyndall Air Force Base to provide support for troops helping Hurricane Dorian Victims recover. (WJHG/WECP)
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BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Many government agencies are helping people impacted by Hurricane Dorian recover and the Air Forces Northern (AFNORTH) Crisis Action Team at Tyndall Air Force Base is ready to back them up.

"Even in a hurricane environment the local authorities and the National Guard are capable of handling the situation but we stand ready to be able to respond if needed," said Captain Dusty Culpepper.

The Crisis Action Team is filled with service members trained to give government agencies any type of support they need while dealing with Dorian and other natural disasters.

"We have many aspects. We have medical planners. Planners that would move airplanes if that's required. We have planners that would make sure if we were asked and approved if we went in, we would have accountability of our own military people," said Brigadier General Wendy Wenke.

The team also brings in other trained service members from all across the country to help the unit operate around the clock.

"We augment their forces here in the CAT, the Crisis Action Team, and in their back shops to give them the depth that they need to continue on a 24/7 basis," said Lieutenant Colonel Bryce Butler.

CAT officials say they will continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian as it makes its way north and come up with strategies to support government agencies in impacted areas.

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