Harvey help: MN National Guard soldiers head to Texas on Chinook helicopters

Harvey help: MN National Guard soldiers head to Texas on Chinook helicopters

The 1,500 soldiers will join the 15 members for the Arkansas National Guard's 61st Civil Support Team that left on Monday.

"The Indiana National Guard stands ready and is well prepared to assist in any way needed for our friends in Texas", said Maj.

Governor Asa Hutchinson authorized the deployment of 1,500 National Guardsmen from Arkansas to head to Texas to help in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Stephen Wright, a Guard public affairs specialist.

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It is the first time in Rakhine's bitter and bloody crisis that Hindus have fled the country - a sign violence is billowing out. Since then thousands of Rohingyas - not recognised by the Myanmar government - crossed the border to flee violence.

Schroeder says so far, they've rescued more than 200 survivors and dozens of dogs, whom many survivors refuse to leave behind. "We're proud of those families too".

The Arkansas soldiers and airmen will arrive at an area where procedures have become nontraditional at times in the days since the storm hit.

The soldiers from the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade were scheduled to fly Friday from St. Cloud, the Minnesota National Guard said.

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The soldiers will join guardsmen from across the country who are being activated in response to Hurricane Harvey.

First Sergeant Ron Schroeder said there's a lot of concern over the already-historic water levels rising even more.

Guard spokesman Col. Greg Hapgood said the helicopters will be used to move supplies and equipment around the Houston area.

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