Wisconsin National Guard to deploy to Florida

Guard helicopters

Numerous same California Guard members, like other states, just returned from Texas where they are credited with saving 113 people after Hurricane Harvey, according to news reports.

"We are very well covered from the standpoint of bravery and talent". "It's quite a site to see".

They are expected to travel from MI to SC first and then move to Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Florida.

On Thursday, a spokesman for the 177th said the team was still in Texas, and that the fighter wing had not been called to help with Hurricane Irma. Twenty-one patients were evacuated, with another 23 planned for evacuation. What is your route? Early estimates of the death toll ranged from five to more than 10.

NGB figures indicated that more than 375 members of the Army National Guard were at work in Puerto Rico. "I want our airmen, their families and our community to know the Puerto Rico Air National Guard stands ready and prepared".

"We've got two task forces down there", AG Wilham said, "each of about 500 soldiers".

Rep. Stacey Plaskett, the Virgin Islands' delegate to Congress, told USA TODAY the hurricane had "devastated" and ripped the roof off the only hospital on St. Thomas, shutdown the islands' 911 system and crippled roads and airports.

The prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda has ordered a complete evacuation of the island as Hurricane Jose, a Category Four cyclone, follows in Irma's wake.

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

The 106th Rescue Wing is deploying three HH-60 Pave Hawk rescue helicopters, and two HC-130 search and rescue aircraft and three Zodiac inflatable rescue boats.

"This storm - it's still game on", Maj.

Gen. Hagler said states have become much better at sharing resources since the 1996 implementation of the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, primarily a state-to-state agreement approved by Congress in the years after Hurricane Andrew.

More: Storm surge, wind, rain, tornadoes: What will be the worst impacts from Hurricane Irma? "We have teams on the ground, air and water making navigational and port assessments of this area to ensure a quick and safe recovery", he said.

President Trump's homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said Friday he had spoken to Pentagon and State Department officials and insisted they were prepared to tackle Irma response efforts quickly.

Beneficiaries from those areas can get emergency prescription refills at any in-network retail pharmacy until September 15, officials said. Irma's center is expected to reach South Florida around 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

This will help speed up the process of getting relief supplies to the affected areas.

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