5 Manhattan firefighters heading to Florida for Hurricane Dorian

(Manhattan Fire Dept. via Facebook)
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) Five members of the Manhattan Fire Dept. are taking their emergency rescue skills to Florida, to help the people there make it through Hurricane Dorian.

On Monday, the fire department shared a picture of the quintet lined up as they got ready to deploy. They packed up their Rescue 2 unit and an SUV to make the trip and are taking along a UTV as well.

The agency says it's all part of the the Kansas State Fire Marshal Office's statewide task force.

Dorian is expected to begin pulling away from the Bahamas early Tuesday and curve to the northeast parallel to the southeastern coast of the U.S. The system is expected to spin 40 to 50 miles off Florida, with hurricane-force wind speeds extending about 35 miles to the west.

Authorities in Florida ordered mandatory evacuations in some vulnerable coastal areas. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned his state that it could see heavy rain, winds and floods later in the week.