National Guard deploys soldiers to Eastern Shore for emergency support

National Guard deploys soldiers to Eastern Shore for emergency support
The Virginia National Guard has been deployed to the Eastern Shore to assist in recovery efforts. (Source: Virginia National Guard)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The National Guard has deployed approximately 80 soldiers and 30 vehicles at multiple locations throughout the Eastern Shore and locations along the I-95 corridor.

The Virginia National Guard has been deployed to the Eastern Shore to assist with recovery efforts after Tropical Storm Isaias.
The Virginia National Guard has been deployed to the Eastern Shore to assist with recovery efforts after Tropical Storm Isaias. (Source: Virginia National Guard)

Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency July 31 authorizing the National Guard and other agencies to assist in response and recovery efforts.

Personnel will be ready to assist local authorities responding to impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias.

The Soldiers are staged with Humvees and light/medium tactical trucks for high water transportation and also have chain saws for debris reduction.

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