‘Kentucky Angels’ return home after Florida deployment

Published 9:20 am Monday, September 25, 2017

FRANKFORT (KT) – A group of public health nurses from Kentucky, who became known as “The Kentucky Angels” after helping victims of Hurricane Irma in Florida, returned home Friday.

The team, which consisted of 10 nurses and two administrative staff members, spent more than a week helping displaced residents in the Orlando and Naples areas. The Florida Department for Public Health, and the residents they assisted give them the nickname of “Kentucky Angels.”

The “Angels,” who work for the health departments in Louisville, Franklin County and Northern Kentucky, were the first team from Kentucky to respond to a request for help from another state in the wake of a natural disaster.

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They were originally expected to be deployed for 15 days, but their deployment ended up lasting eight days.

Their caravan of vehicles was escorted from I-64 to the Franklin County Health Department by deputies from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.