TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – Several Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers will be deployed to Louisiana Saturday, Sept. 25 to provide additional support in and around areas affected by Hurricane Ida.
The deployment is part of an Emergency Management Assistance Compact, a multistate agreement that allows states to send government aid to other states in emergency situations.
“In times of crisis, Kansans have always stepped up to help out our fellow Americans – and today is no different,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “Today, I deployed Kansas State Troopers to Louisiana to help those struggling in the areas affected by Hurricane Ida. We stand ready to provide relief for the impacted families.”
The KHP will be sending 16 Mobile Field Force Troopers with equipment on a 16-day deployment to areas affected by the hurricane. The mission will be to augment the Louisiana State Police with additional personnel for law enforcement functions.