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Gov. Cuomo deploys National Guard to help with Hurricane Irma recovery

Gov. Cuomo deploys National Guard to help with Hurricane Irma recovery”

Rick Scott has activated another 3,000 National Guard members to help with shelter operations and evacuations as Hurricane Irma barrels toward Florida.

Roughly 2,500 soldiers with the 32 infantry brigade will be sent to Florida this week, said Capt. Joe Trovato.

Kentucky Air National Guard soldiers are deploying to the Caribbean today to assist in search and rescue efforts following Hurricane Irma.

"The National Guard stands trained and prepared to assist authorities protect lives and property", said Maj.

Members of the Kansas National Guard's 35th Military Police Company, based in Topeka, deployed to Guantanamo Bay in March for nine months. Gen. Courtney P. Carr, the Adjutant General of the Indiana National Guard. "The important story to be told here is that Texas was never alone in this event".

Soldiers said their focus is on humanitarian efforts, medical evacuations, triage and patient transfers.

Coast Guard officials declared the first Florida port shutdown at Key West Friday morning, as category 4 Hurricane Irma continued an approach that could put its winds on both of the state's coasts.

"They get us with some local workers, and then they have those guys lead us and get us into the positions where we need to go", Van Ness said. "As we continue to pray for those affected by these weather events, we want each of them to know that the Guardsmen of CT supporting these relief efforts will remain on duty until the job is done", Major General Thaddeus J. Martin said in a statement on Sunday.

From inside the command center, National Guard commanders have had their eyes on Oklahoma's response since the beginning. One in the Beaumont area and one in the area closer to Corpus Christi. "We're citizen soldiers and citizen airmen".

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