Wisconsin National Guard sends troops to help Hurricane Irma response - Sept. 11, 2017
Soldiers from the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team depart Madison, Wis., Monday morning (Sept. 11) in convoys en route to Florida to assist with Hurricane Irma response efforts there. Gov. Scott Walker issued Executive Order 254 Sept. 8, which authorized Wisconsin’s adjutant general to call Wisconsin National Guard troops to state active duty to assist Florida through an Emergency Management Assistance Compact request made by Florida Gov. Rick Scott. More than 2,500 Wisconsin National Guard troops have been activated for this mission. The Wisconsin National Guard’s mission set will be determined upon arrival in Florida, but could include rescuing Floridians trapped by floodwaters, preventing injuries and protecting property.
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