MEMA Sends Team to Hawaii for Storm Assistance

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Pearl, Miss. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has sent a five-person team to Hawaii to help out with response efforts as Tropical Storm Iselle pummels the islands with Hurricane Julio following close behind.

WLOX-TV reports the team, made up of four MEMA staff members and one Mississippi Army National Guard member, was requested by Hawaii Emergency Management through the Emergency Assistance Compact. The agreement is signed by every state and allows for state-to-state support during disasters.

The team left Friday and is scheduled to remain in Hawaii for two weeks.

Officials say MEMA is prepared to send more support if it is requested.