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Governor deploys hundreds of guardsmen to Louisiana in anticipation of Hurricane Nate

6 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, October 07 2017 Oct 7, 2017 October 07, 2017 6:07 PM October 07, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

NEW ORLEANS - John Bel Edwards rounded up hundreds of soldiers to help with potential hurricane damage. 

Edwards ordered the National Guard to deploy about 1,300 soldiers to aid Louisiana residents ahead of Hurricane Nate.  

The soldiers are stationed in parishes all around the eastern part of the state, with about 350 guardsmen located at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.  

They've been ordered to monitor the pump drainage system and have distributed more than 26,000 sandbags to concerned residents. 

In the event of a disaster, the soldiers have about 100 buses, 70 high-water vehicles and 45 boats on standby. 

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