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Kentucky Nurses Head To North Carolina To Help Hurricane Victims

Posted at 5:06 PM, Sep 16, 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – A team of nurses from Kentucky headed to North Carolina on Sunday morning to help victims affected by Hurricane Florence.

The “strike team,” comprised of nine registered nurses and two administrative staff members left from Frankfort, hoping to arrive by Sunday night.

They’ll be providing medical support to people who were displaced from their homes and are currently staying in shelters.

The nurses work will include patient assessments and giving out medications so those who may have had to leave their own behind.

“All of us go into nursing for different reasons…but we’re all here because we’re compassionate people and everybody on my team are volunteers. So they’re here because we just want to provide that assistance to North Carolina,” said nurse Angela Kik.

The team will stay in North Carolina for at least two weeks and environmental health specialists are on stand-by to respond, as well.