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Gov. Parson Mobilizes Missouri National Guard To Provide Support For Hurricane Ida Relief Effort

John Moore
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On Tues. Aug. 31st, Gov. Mike Parson announced the mobilization of the Missouri National Guard to assist in post-Hurricane Ida recovery efforts in Louisiana. 

In support of the relief effort, approximately 300 soldiers will alert, mobilize, and deploy their resources within the region.

The state Emergency Management Agency received a request for assistance from the state of Louisiana, through the Emergency Management assistance compact-- which is a mutual aid agreement among states, allowing for the sharing of critical resources when needed.

The Missouri National Guard is prepared to provide humanitarian support, equipment, debris removal and general support with assistance soldiers from the 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade-- headquartered in Kansas City, and the 35th Engineer Brigade-- headquartered in Fort Leonard Wood. Both units are now mobilized to assist in the relief efforts. 

The Missouri National Guard is scheduled to assist for up to 14 days, and will continue to provide support to civil authorities as long as directed, according to a recent announcement by Gov. Parson.

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