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Scott Walker authorizes Wisconsin National Guard to assist Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma

MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Scott Walker signed an executive order on Friday, that allows the Wisconsin National Guard to assist in Florida, if necessary, ahead of Hurricane Irma.

“We stand ready to help our friends in Florida who are bracing for Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest Atlantic Ocean storms on record,” Walker said. “I thank Major General Dunbar and the men and women of the Wisconsin National Guard for their readiness and willingness to assist in response efforts. We are also directing all state agencies to assist the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs in responding to this situation.”  

The executive order also waives some state and federal regulations for carriers providing assistance for Hurricane Irma.                   


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