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Gov. Scott activates 3000 additional National Guard members

Gov. Scott activates 3000 additional National Guard members

"Our soldiers are trained and equipped to provide the vital assistance that our fellow Americans are going to need following a massive catastrophic storm", said Maj.

Governor Cuomo also deployed a 30-member State Incident Management Team, an all- hazards multi-state agency resource to Texas on August 31 to assist with response and recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey. The Air Force moved 50 F-16 Fighting Falcons and 100 personnel from Shaw Air Force Base in SC to a base in Louisiana, and numerous KC-135 tankers and F-15 Eagles from bases in Florida, reported. Gen. Michael A. Calhoun, Florida's Adjutant General, backed up the warnings of Gov. Rick Scott, R-Florida, to state residents to evacuate or be well prepared for the storm. Barbuda was flattened by Hurricane Irma, with an estimated 95 percent of all buildings destroyed. Twenty-one patients were evacuated, with another 23 planned for evacuation.

"We're always ready to answer that call", said Air Force Capt. Roderick Bersamina.

The USS Kearsarge and the USS Oak Hill with 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit are expected to be in the region on Friday.

Hurricane Irma hit the U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday, leaving a path of destruction in its wake.

From inside the command center, National Guard commanders have had their eyes on Oklahoma's response since the beginning.

More: Storm surge, wind, rain, tornadoes: What will be the worst impacts from Hurricane Irma? "We are honored to help our friends and neighbors in Florida".

"How long we stay is more up to Irma than it is up to us", he said.

Irma, now a Category 4 storm, is due to make landfall tomorrow morning in southern Florida, where massive evacuations have been underway for days.

Other area military and civilian groups did travel to Texas to help with Harvey relief.


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