Kansas National Guard to send helicopter to Florida for hurricane response

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The Kansas National Guard has received a request from the state of Florida for aerial search and rescue, and air movement of personnel and equipment for Hurricane Michael response.  The Kansas National Guard will send one UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and six crew members to Florida.

The request was made through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, a multistate agreement that expedites interstate support for disaster response and recovery operations.

The Kansas guardsmen will leave Topeka Army Aviation Flight Facility at approximately 11 a.m

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