Governor Holcomb has authorized the Indiana National Guard to mobilize and deploy to Florida this weekend.
This includes a team from the 181st Intelligence Wing, based out of Terre Haute along with the 38th Infantry Division based out of Indianapolis.
Efforts will be focused on assisting local, state and federal authorities with life-saving and life-sustaining efforts in Florida as Hurricane Irma closes in on the coastline.
Officials say about 100 men and women of the Indiana Army and Air National Guard are prepared to deploy beginning as early as tomorrow to assist and coordinate response efforts and provide advanced communications capabilities.
“The National Guard stands trained and prepared to assist authorities protect lives and property,” said Maj. Gen. Courtney P. Carr, the Adjutant General of the Indiana National Guard.