San Diego rescue teams head to Hawaii for Hurricane Lane

Posted at 5:44 PM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 21:11:29-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego Fire Urban Search and Rescue task force is on their way to Hawaii to prepare for Hurricane Lane's landfall.

The hurricane could bring as many as 20 inches of rain onshore and winds of more than 100 miles per hour.

The search and rescue task force is traveling with 55,000 pounds of equipment, hoping to get ahead of the hurricane before it makes landfall.

The crew will land in Kauai and then get deployed to wherever help is needed. For the first 72-hours, they must be completely self-sufficient, relying on MRE's and having enough water to survive.

The team could be in Hawaii for as long as three weeks but it's expected they will return in 14 days.