Missouri Task Force 1 leaving for Florida Tuesday

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COLUMBIA - Missouri Task Force 1 is heading to Florida Tuesday morning in preparation of Hurricane Michael's arrival.

According to a press release from Boone County Fire Protection District, FEMA activated the task force to locate to Elgin Air Force Base in Okaloosa County, Florida. 

A team of 16 trained swiftwater technicians, along with four boats, water rescue  equipment and decontamination supplies will leave for Florida Tuesday at 7 a.m., according to the press release. 

Michael is forecast as a Category 3 hurricane and is expected to hit the Florida panhandle Wednesday evening.