National Guard helicopter in Danville to assist with rescue effort

A Chesterfield County SCUBA team also on standby

National Guard helicopter in Danville to assist with rescue effort
The Virginia National Guard deployed to assist with rescue effort following Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Florence.

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia National Guard is on the scene in Danville to assist with water rescues due to heavy flooding of the Dan River.

Four soldiers and a Chesterfield County EMS SCUBA rescue team are on call to provide rescues services with boats and a helicopter with the Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team.

The National Guard has tactical trucks at the ready that can carry supplies and personnel through 3 feet of standing water.

HART was deployed to South Carolina last month to assist in rescue and relief efforts following Hurricane Florence and was sent to Texas last year following Hurricane Harvey.

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