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Pennsylvania Sends Troops & Teams For Storm Help


HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania is sending National Guard troops, helicopters, and other specialists and equipment to help with the response and recovery efforts for Hurricane Florence. Gov. Tom Wolf said the deployment involves more than 25 guardsmen, six technicians from the state Fish and Boat Commission, and four helicopters. The Guard personnel have been leaving this week from Fort Indiantown Gap and an airport in Johnstown to join others at a staging area for post-storm efforts in Columbia, South Carolina. The Fish and Boat technicians are with the Pennsylvania Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team. They’re deploying with a rescue truck and trailer that contains inflatable boats and other rescue equipment. The Pennsylvania National Guard responded to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017.

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