New Brunswick company heading south to help with hurricane Florence

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Southern Coastal states are bracing for the arrival of the catastrophic hurricane Florence - but help from far north is on the way.

E and E Power Company from New Brunswick stopped in Bangor Wednesday morning on their way down south.

The crew crossed the Canadian border Tuesday and are awaiting dispatch to the Carolinas.

Officials from the company say it may take a little time for them to receive their assignment as they want to make sure they are being used as efficiently as possible.

They are sending 40 bucket trucks, 8 diggers, and much more equipment to help with relief efforts.

"We are eager to help. We like responding. It gives you a sense of pride and makes you feel well to go down and lend a hand when people need it the most. So, we're excited to go down and offer our services as well digging in and helping any way we can," said Robby Barrett.

Emergency response teams of all types from across the U-S, including a swift water rescue team from New Hampshire, are heading south to assist in disaster efforts.