Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke is urging other federal agencies to volunteer staff to a special task force used to respond to natural disasters, including hurricanes, the Washington Examiner reports.
"We've had two historic storms in the course of just a few weeks and so the time is right to expand," a senior Department of Homeland security official told the Examiner on Wednesday.
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The Surge Capacity Force has consisted of only homeland security personnel in the past, according to the Examiner.
In a memo sent out by Duke this week, agencies were asked to send personnel to help with response efforts for hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
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The task force was created after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the...