By Ben Warwick

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado’s main relief force, Task Force One, is now on alert to help relief efforts in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Michael, just weeks after deploying to North Carolina to help victims of Hurricane Florence.

The team has been ordered to plan for a possible activation order, which means it is prepared to leave on little notice, if needed.

Hurricane Michael made landfall near Panama City, Florida on Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4 hurricane.

Emergency crews are still surveying damage from the storm. One person has been reported to have died in the storm thus far.

Ben Warwick is an Assignment Editor at CBS4 and is a native Coloradan. He loves sports, particularly baseball, and telling stories from around the state. Connect with him on Twitter @BenCBS4.

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