A New York State Incident Management Team of 26 people leaves Albany for Florida on Sunday.  25 of those are state employees from a variety of agencies.

They will head first to Tallahassee to await being deployed where needed as a result of the hurricane.

In addition, 100 State Troopers and 50 State Fire Protection Specialists have been put on standby with equipment and supplies.  If requested, they will load their trucks and travel south.

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"We will continue to monitor the situation closely," said Governor Andrew Cuomo, "and will do everything we can to help during these difficult times."