Governor Holcomb authorizes IDHS, DNR, and National Guard deployment for hurricane relief
Idiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb has authorized the deployment of Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) support and resources for the Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts underway in Texas. Additionally, he has authorized Indiana’s National Guard to begin preparations to deploy Hoosier guardsmen and resources if needed. The Indiana National Guard has begun preparations and planning to mobilize personnel and resources as needed to support Hurricane Harvey. Two DNR swift water rescue teams consisting of 28 total Indiana Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers and one administrative employee will be deployed. A support team consisting of six first responders from the IDHS District 4 Task Force will also be deployed. IDHS also will release 206,760 MREs from its inventory to support relief efforts. Follow the Indiana National Guard for updates at facebook.com/IndianaGuardsman or twitter.com/INGuardsman.
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