DEPENDING ON HOW THE STORM IMPACTS THE COAST, FEMA PERSONNEL COULD RESPOND TO HELP PEOPLE STUCK IN DEBRIS AND HIGH WATERS. AND THEY’RE STAGING THAT RESPONSE RIGHT HERE. NEWSCHANNEL 6’S RENETTA DUBOSE REPORTS. RENETTA: THE BOATS ARE READY.THERE’S ALSO A FOUR WHEELER AND EVEN THIS HEAVY DUTY FORK LIFT ABLE TO PICK UP DEBRIS IF HUNDREDS OF FEMA WORKERS ARE DEPLOYED TO STORM RAVAGED AREAS. NATS – DOG BARKING. RENETTA: AND JUST LIKE THAT, JACK IS OFF TO TRY AND RESCUE SOMEONE TRAPPED IN DEBRIS LEFT FROM HURRICANE DORIAN. NATS RENETTA: THE SEARCH DOG LOOKS EVERYWHERE. RENETTA:AND WITH A BARK AND A BELL RING COMES A DISCOVERY. HAD THIS BEEN A REAL ASSIGNMENT, NOT A MOCK ONE, JACK WOULD HAVE JUST SAVED SOMEONE’S LIFE.ABOUT SIX CANINES WILL JOIN FEMA PERSONNEL FROM NEBRASKA, MASSACHUSETTS, TENNESSEE AND OTHER STATES FOR STORM RESCUES IN THE CAROLINAS. DEBORAH BURNETT/K-9 COORDINATOR, TRAINER FOR TENNESSEE TASK FORCE 1: “IF YOU’RE SO DEEP, THEY’RE NOT GOING TO HEAR YOU.THEY’RE NOT GOING TO HEAR YOU BANGING.THEY’RE NOT GOING TO HEAR YOU YELLING OUT.BUT THE DOG CAN FIND YOU VERY, VERY FAST.” RENETTA:IT’S A WAITING GAME, FOR NOW.INSIDE A COT FILLED GYM AT FORT GORDON, EVERYONE READIES THEMSELVES FOR THE CALL. KIRK LOCK/TASK FORCE LEADER, TENNESSEE TASK FORCE 1: “FROM TENNESSEE, WE HAVE REPRESENTATIVES FROM ABOUT 13 FIRE DEPARTMENTS.MEMPHIS FIRE DEPARTMENT IS THE SUPPORTING AGENCY.: JAY BOURGEOIS/LOGISTIC S AND GROUND SUPPORT, MASSACHUSETTS URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM: “WE HAVE BOATS.WE CAN HELP THEM WITH ANY SORT OF WATER RESCUES, ANY STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE, ANYTHING THAT MAY BE OUTSIDE THEIR CAPABILITY. WE CAN HELP SOLVE THEIR PROBLEM.” RENETTA:ONE THING WE KNOW FOR SURE, ALL OF THE TOOLS ARE HERE AND READY TO GO IF THESE PEOPLE ARE DEPLOYED.THEY DO NOT KNOW WHEN THEY WILL LEAVE, HOW LONG THEY WILL STAY, BUT OF COURSE, THEY WILL BE READY.AT FORT GORDON, RENETTA DUBOSE, WJBF NEWSCHANEL 6.BACK TO YOU.

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