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Gov. Phil Murphy to send 135 National Guard members to Florida

Gov. Phil Murphy has announced that 135 National Guard members are being sent to Florida.

News 12 Staff

Sep 29, 2022, 9:38 AM

Updated 628 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy has announced that 135 National Guard members are being sent to Florida.
This comes after reports of the state’s first responders struggling due to flooding in areas such as Fort Meyers Beach and Naples.
The fire department in Naples has had to make several Facebook Live videos to inform residents that they couldn’t respond to calls.
Footage from inside the firehouse also shows firetrucks becoming submerged in water.
Murphy plans to send 40 military and support vehicles to assist with the hurricane response as well.
He added they will continue to monitor the storm as it heads north and that New Jersey is prepared to provide more support where needed.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Florida right now as they begin their journey to recovery from Hurricane Ian,” he said.
Murphy is also sending aid to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Fiona.
There is currently no word on when the National Guard members will be leaving.
A list of organizations helping victims of Hurricane Ian can be seen here.


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