NY Deploys National Guard to Assist with Florence Response

Governor Andrew Cuomo has dispatched the National Guard to help with the response to Hurricane Florence.

"New York knows first-hand the devastation that extreme weather can leave behind, and we stand ready to help those who are in the path of Hurricane Florence in any way we can,” Cuomo said in a statement.

The governor is sending 50 Airmen to North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.  Heavy lift helicopters and medical evaluation helicopters will also be made available to help in the response.

"New Yorkers always help their neighbors in their time of need and just as we have stood shoulder to shoulder with Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida after last year's destructive storms, we will once again stand ready to lend a hand to our fellow Americans,” Cuomo said.

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