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Hurricane Harvey made landfall early Aug. 26 as a Category 4 storm near Rockport, Texas, bringing fierce winds and heavy rain. Later downgraded, the storm again made landfall Aug. 30 near the Louisiana border. National Guard Bureau officials said the priority remains saving life, limb and property, while Guardsmen from several states are assisting federal and local agencies, with additional support from the Defense Department and the Coast Guard.

 

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Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron and New York Air National Guard’s 109th Rescue Wing prepare to depart St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, for St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Sept. 8, 2017, for rescue operations in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The Kentucky Airmen are now facilitating the evacuation of hundreds of U.S. citizens from the Virgin Islands.
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New Jersey Army National Guard Spc. Sheila Velez packs her gear at Cape May Courthouse, N.J., Sept. 7, 2017, to deploy to support the Florida National Guard in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. 2017. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen
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Members of the 372nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conduct external slingload resupply operations with members of the Singaporean air force in support of the recovery following Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Aug. 30, 2017. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jerod Zuniga
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