Long Islanders pitch in as Florida faces Hurricane Irma

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As Hurricane Irma batters Florida, many Long Islanders are doing their part to help those impacted by the storm.

National Guard troops based out of Westhampton Beach have been working tirelessly to rescue those stranded in Irma's path. The 106th Rescue Wing is part of a team that evacuated more than 1,200 Americans from Saint Maarten to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Just last week, its members pulled hundreds to safety after Harvey left parts of Texas underwater. Now the group has its sights set on saving storm victims in Florida.

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On Sunday, Commack Fire Commissioner Pat Fazio was sorting through supplies that are bound for Florida, as the state faces the hurricane. It's part of a relief drive that the fire department started when Harvey hit Texas, and it hasn't stopped since.

So far, two tractor-trailers filled with goods have made their way from Commack to Texas and two more were on their way to Florida.

The Commack Fire Department is asking for more donations to ship down to areas in need as soon as the storm passes. Specifically, the department is requesting water, non-perishable food items and baby supplies. Those items can be dropped off at any time at their headquarters, located at 6309 Jericho Turnpike.

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