East Tennessee volunteers help out in Florida

True to the name, crews from the Volunteer State set out to help as Hurricane Michael hits Florida.

Crews from AMR deployed on Wednesday morning. According to an AMR spokesperson, 5 people, including paramedics EMTs and a team leader, left this morning with two ambulances and one other vehicle.

The Salvation Army of Knoxville is sending its local response team, too. They will be providing meals, hydration and immediate response need care to those impacted.

"We're delighted that The Salvation Army of Knoxville can play a role in responding to the coming needs of those impacted by Hurricane Michael and we're certain that as we respond to those emergent needs, the love of Christ and of fellow man will be expressed in tangible, impactful and compassionate ways," said Major David Worthy, Area Commander for the Salvation Army in East Tennessee.

The Jefferson County EMA reported that teams from regions 1, 2 and 6 were headed to Panama City to help with relief as well.