Posted: Aug 27, 2011 4:19 PM
Source: Associated Press
PINEVILLE, La.- The Louisiana National Guard has sent eight guardsmen and two helicopters with hoist capability in response to Hurricane Irene
The troops and UH-60 Blackhawks have been stationed in South Carolina. The National Guard says the troops and equipment will be dispatched in any area hit by the storm.
The emphasis is on search and rescue missions.