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Iowa Guard sending helicopters, soldiers to help Hurricane Irma victims in Florida

In addition, New Jersey National Guard members are being deployed to Florida to help with the storm's impact. At least four people were killed in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and officials said they expected to find more bodies.

"Mariners should submit a voyage plan with family and/or friends, ensure they have the proper safety equipment, with (personal floatation devices) for everyone aboard and flares", Coast Guard Cmdr.

Hurricane Irma's northern eyewall hit the Florida Keys at daybreak Sunday as first responders across the state hunkered down in place and the military prepared a massive rescue and relief response.

"All disasters are local and they're addressed initially by local authorities", Gen. Hagler said, adding that the National Guard is created to beef up that response as quickly as possible. "It may have been why we got the call", Capt. Samuel Waltzer, the company's commander, said in a release as the unit readied its trucks in preparation for the 1,000 mile journey. Fresh off a tour of duty rescuing people by helicopter in Houston after Hurricane Harvey, the National Guard is preparing for Hurricane Irma.

Kylian Mbappe: I only want to help Neymar win the Ballon d'Or
So my objective is obviously to score more than last season. "It is extraordinary to play with him ( Neymar )". Neymar , the most expensive player in history , should be alongside him for a period of the game.

One CH-47 Chinook helicopter, with eight air and ground crew personnel are scheduled to leave sometime Monday morning from the Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Mount Clemens. Wisconsin National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Ard The troops will remain in the region as long as they are needed to assist civil authorities. Twelve Airmen from the 105th Airlift Wing will man those two aircraft.

Yesterday, members the 106th Rescue Wing team began conducting missions in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, basing out of San Juan, according to Air Force Capt. Michael O'Hagan, the wing's public affairs officer.

Gov. Christie already approved aid to Texas for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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