Updated September 18 – The IAFF Disaster Relief Go Team is beginning to hear from members who need assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally. Relief supplies are arriving at the two command centers in Crestview, Florida, and Pascagoula, Mississippi. Work crews will soon be dispatched to help members with property damage.
IAFF members who have been impacted by the hurricane and are in need of assistance should call or text the IAFF at (406) 848-4233.
Updated September 17 – Hurricane Sally made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2, dumping more than 2 feet of rain along the coasts of Alabama and the Florida panhandle. The IAFF has identified more than 1,500 IAFF members living in the area of impact.
The IAFF Disaster Relief Team, 12th District Vice President Walt Dix, 14th District Vice President Danny Todd and 16th District Vice President James Johnson are establishing command centers in Crestview, Florida, and Pascagoula, Mississippi.
In addition, the team is contacting the potentially affected IAFF leaders and members to determine the level of disaster relief assistance need. Home repair crews will be dispatched to members whose homes were
At least 500,000 homes and business are currently without power and many streets are completely submerged in water. IAFF members are joining other agencies to rescue anyone trapped by the high
Sally is the fourth hurricane to make landfall in the United States this year — the most to hit by this same date in 16 years.