"As Hurricane Dorian continues to gather strength on its path toward the U.S., we are preparing for every possible scenario and stand ready to assist Florida and any other community impacted by the storm.
"With reports that the hurricane may reach dangerous category 4 strength, we are deploying an Incident Management Team of 26 personnel to Florida, 25 of whom are state employees from a number of agencies.
"The team will depart to Tallahassee on Sunday morning and will be further deployed as needed. State Police remain on standby with equipment and supplies secured and ready to be packed into trucks if they are requested.
"We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will do everything we can to help during these difficult times. To our friends and neighbors in Florida: stay safe."