Oklahoma National Guard sending more support to Texas

Laura Christensen
September 4, 2017

"Minnesota stands ready to assist in any way we can".

Two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and 11 soldiers will take off from Davenport.

The Nebraska National Guard has deployed a 44-person medical team to Texas to provide emergency medical help as part of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Stephen Wright, a Guard public affairs specialist. Officials say more than 1,500 guardsmen are preparing to deploy in the coming days. "We're proud of those families too".

The soldiers from the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade were scheduled to fly Friday from St. Cloud, the Minnesota National Guard said.

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The 10 Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers join six airmen who deployed earlier this week.

The group left from the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman.

Additionally, Durney said the hospital system has pre-staged a patient reception area at TAC Air, a general aviation service center at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field in Little Rock, although it hasn't yet been activated.

"There are several areas they are concerned about with rising water and one of them's only about ten miles from where we're at right now", said Schroeder from Sugar Land, TX. Sunday morning, crews from across Texas helped to deliver the things people need to survive in Chambers and Liberty counties.

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