National guard ready to respond to Sally

Video Credit: WAPT
Published 2 weeks ago - Duration: 02:11s
National guard ready to respond to Sally

National guard ready to respond to Sally

ALWAYS PREPARED TO RESPOND TOSEVERE WEATHER SITUATIONS WEOFTEN SEE HERE IN OUR STATE...THEY ADD A MUCH NEEDED BOOST TOCIVILIAN FIRST RESPONDERS INCOMMUNITIES THAT COULD BEAFFECTED BYWHATEVER SALLY BRINGS OUR WAY... ENGINEERS ARE USUALLY THE FIRSTBOOTS ON THE GROUND FROM THEMISSISSIPPINATIONAL GUARD, AFTER A SEVEREWEATHEREVENT...LIEUTENANT COLONEL KEN CAGER ISTHECOMMANDER OF THE 168TH ENGINEERBRIGADE...I HAVE UH, 3 TEAMS FROM THE223RDENGINEER BATALLION, WHICH ISBASED OUT OF WEST POINTMISSISSIPPI, AND I HAVE 3COMPOSITETEAMS UH, FROM THE 890 ENGINEERBATALLION, BASE OUT OF GULFPORTMISSISSIPPIHIS TEAMS ARE PREPOSITIONED ATCAMPSHELBY IN HATTIESBURG, AND ATMISSISSIPPINATIONAL GUARD READINESS CENTERSINPICAYUNE, PASCAGOULA, ANDGULFPORT... THEIR ROLE IN THERESPONSE TO SALLY WILLBE TO PROVIDE LOCAL FIRSTRESPONDERS WITHADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO PROTECTCITIZENSAND PROPERTY, AND FULFILLNATURALDISASTER RELIEF AND RESPONSEMISSIONS ASDIRECTED BY THE GOVERNOR.

BOTHBATALLIONS UNDER COL CAGER'SCOMMANDHAVE HIGH WATER RESCUE TEAMSTHATHAVE UNDERGONE DRILLS TOSIMULATE HURRICANERESPONSE..WETHER IT BE WHAT CATEGORY OFHURRICANE IT MAY BE, WHATDIRECTION IT MAY IMPACT OURSTATE.

AND WE TRY TO THINNKTHROUGHSEVERAL SCENARIOS THEY TRAIN TOSTAY READY FOR ANIMMEDIATE RESPONSE...AS MEMBERS OF THE GUARD THEY ARESERVINE FELLOWCITIZENS...SOMETIMES IN THE SAMECOMMUNITIES THEY LIVE IN...IT'S NOT JUST MISSION FORUS...BUT WE STAND READY TOSUPPORT, YOU KNOW, FELLOWMISSISSIPPIANS IN THE CASE OF ANATIONAL YOU KNOW...THIS TYPE OFNATIONAL EMERGENCY THE TROOPS DEPLOYED IN REPSONSETO HURRICANE SALLY ARE TRAINEDTO PROTECT LIFE, PRESERVEPROPERTY AND ENSUREPEOPLE'S SAFETY AND SECURITY...LEADERS SAY THEY WILL FOLLOWFEDERAL ANDSTATE COVID-19 SAFETYGUIDELINES, AS THEYLEND A CRITICAL HELPING HAND...TROY JOHNSON...16 WAPT NEWS AT10... "NOT THIS SIDE OF MY HOUSE,WHICHIS DOWN HERE, IS NOT I

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