Oklahoma National Guard sending more support to Texas

11 Iowa soldiers, 2 helicopters to be part of Harvey relief effort

Governor Mark Dayton has approved sending 11 soldiers from Minnesota National Guard's 34th Combat Aviation Brigade to support the response efforts.

The guardsmen will conduct search and rescue operations, as well as other mission requirements as needed. "But everyone here has been really upbeat given the disaster".

The storm caused damage throughout the region, flooding homes and leaving at least 30 dead.

The Guard says two CH-47F Chinook supply helicopters were scheduled to deploy Friday along with soldiers from Davenport, Boone and Johnston units. A Guard spokesman didn't immediately return a call from The Associated Press.

He said they struggled with supplies the first couple of days, but things have improved since the army arrived, and locals are bringing them food. This deployment comes as a response to a request for help from teams in Texas.

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"We were an island like everyone else", said Tom Branch, coordinator for Liberty County's Office of Emergency Management. Stephen Wright, a Guard public affairs specialist.

The Arkansas National Guard is made up of about 9,000 soldiers, with roughly 7,000 Army guardsmen and 2,000 Air Force guardsman, Phillips said.

"They are making all of us very proud", he added, from the 193 Special Operations wing in Middletown.

State Guard members will also join a steady group of volunteers from religious organizations and nonprofits in Arkansas who have journeyed to the coast to help flood and hurricane victims recover.

On Sunday, 400 service members left the reserve center in Mustang, one day after some of their colleagues were deployed from Norman.

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