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Delaware National Guard Readies Storm Assistance

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DOVER, Del.- The Delaware National Guard said it is tracking the winter storm and is ready to provide support should the storm impact the state.

The Delaware Guard said that by 4 p.m. Wednesday it would have a liaison at the Kent and Sussex county emergency operations centers, along with six tactical vehicles at each. Fifty soldiers will be stationed at the Georgetown Armory, ready to move out and assist with the evacuation of flooded areas.

Even though a large number of troops from the Delaware Guard are deployed overseas, the ability remains to increase the number of soldiers assisting with the storm. 

The Delaware Guard's joint operations center will be manned throughout the night, officials said. They noted that this will allow coordination of a surge of personnel and equipment if needed later in the evening and into tomorrow.

In the past, the Delaware National Guard has used military vehicles to evacuate Delawareans to safety and worked with the Red Cross to set up shelters for those in need.  The Guard also is able to provide potable water in times of emergency.

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