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Christie sends more help to Florida ahead of Irma

Christie sends more help to Florida ahead of Irma

Kentucky soldiers took off on a new mission Thursday morning to help those in the Caribbean in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

ComEd says in a Saturday statement that contractors have left and company crews plan to depart on Sunday.

Additional Connecticut National Guardsmen are headed to help assist in the relief efforts for Hurricane Irma.

The Disney Dream was one of three ships returning because of unsafe conditions in the Caribbean due to Hurricane Irma.

Governor Holcomb has authorized the Indiana National Guard to deploy to Florida.

National Guard members across the United States returned home earlier this week for a quick recovery and then redeployed in support of the Caribbean areas hammered by Hurricane Harvey and the southeastern US menaced by Hurricane Irma.

The current tracking shows the storm's eye splitting Florida as it moves northward up the state just west of the Miami metropolitan area, with a population of 6 million.

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Members of the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing assist in the evacuation of stranded American citizens from Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten, September 8, 2017.

After lending a hand to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, first responders from the NY area are now heading to Florida and the Caribbean to assist with the response to Hurricane Irma.

NYTF-2 Urban Search and Rescue Team will head to the State of Florida in support of Florida Emergency Services as they prepare and respond to the impacts of Hurricane Irma upon that State.

"This is really what the National Guard does best, to respond to any kind of national disasters or threat to the homeland" Bartman said.

There are now 1,100 airmen in the wing.

Gov. Christie already approved aid to Texas for victims of Hurricane Harvey.