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KS Troops Ready to Assist in Gulf Coast Recovery

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Kansas National Guard troops are ready to assist in storm recovery on the Gulf Coast if their help is needed. That’s according to Assistant Adjutant General Brad Link. He says Kansas Troops have not been called in to help, but they're ready if they get the call.

Link says the situation on the ground in the Gulf Coast region may change as recovery efforts continue, which could mean calling in more troops.

 

Kansas National Guard troops are ready to assist in storm recovery on the Gulf Coast if their help is needed. Hurricane Isaac has been downgraded to a tropical depression and has mostly moved out of the area, but the cleanup and recovery are just beginning on the Gulf Coast. KPR’s Stephen Koranda has more.

Assistant Adjutant General Brad Link says Kansas Troops have not been called in to help, but they’re ready and waiting should the need arise.

“We all want to go down and help and get in there right away. You can’t do that. It has to be an orderly process and you have to bring what you need, not just a lot of stuff.”

Link says Kansas National Guard officials respond to a request to spell out what types of help they could offer.

“Anything from civil engineering, we could also provide air support, as far as taking troops or supplies down into the affected area. Security is a possibility. Anything, a wide range of a domestic operations that we could actually perform.”

Link says the situation on the ground and the needs in the Gulf Coast region may change as recovery efforts continue.

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