Governor Cuomo Announces Additional National Guard Resources to Assist with Florence Response and Recovery


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York National Guard is preparing to send 10 soldiers and two UH-60 Blackhawk Medivac Helicopters with 30 days of medical supplies to Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina to assist with response and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Fifty additional Airmen have also been deployed from the 106th Rescue Wing of the New York Air National Guard. Governor Cuomo will request that the Secretary of Defense allow the 174th Attack Wing to fly their MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft from Syracuse to provide post-storm situational awareness for the on-scene commanders and emergency personnel on the ground. One hundred additional National Guard Members are on standby.

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