TN emergency personnel show volunteer spirit in hurricane response

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Governor Bill Lee is praising the work of Tennessee volunteers, who provided critical help to southeastern states threatened by Hurricane Dorian.

Tennessee deployed a total of 172 emergency personnel to Florida and the Carolinas; with crews helping with swift-water rescues, shelter support, evacuations and medical services.

The National Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) reports that more than 1,075 personnel responded to Hurricane Dorian.

Tennessee representing 16% of the national total.

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