Hurricane Dorian • September 2019

MI-TF1 deployed to Hurricane Dorian on September 2, 2019 through an Inter-state Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) Agreement with Florida and North Carolina authorized by Governor Whitmer and Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP EMHSD).


On the final leg of the Task Force’s drive to assist residents of Florida, personnel receive a morning briefing and update on our designated staging area at Camp Blanding, southwest of Jacksonville, FL.

While waiting for a mission assignment from the team’s designated staging area at Camp Blanding, team members review skills that may be needed while Dorian turns up the east coast after devastating the Grand Bahama Banks.

MI-TF1 sent an advanced team to recon the team’s potential mission area where Dorian’s high winds and storm surge pound the beach along Florida’s Palm Coast in Flagler County.

Hurricane Dorian spares the residents of Florida from its full fury.

North Carolina

Within hours of our de-mobilization from Florida, the Task Force receives approval from the Michigan State Police to reroute to a new request for assistance by North Carolina. Here, the convoy arrives late into our designated staging area at the State Fair Grounds in Raleigh, NC.

The anticipation is growing among team members as Dorian nears the NC coast, looking to get some much-needed rest in an open convention hall at the State Fair Grounds in Raleigh.

The team prepares to leave the staging area at the State Fair Grounds the next morning after receiving orders to move and establish a Base of Operations at small airport near Kinston, NC.

Members gather around for an afternoon briefing at an empty warehouse next to a local airport in Kinston, NC that would serve as our jump off point if assistance is needed somewhere in the lower Outer Banks.