Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Guard responds to Midwest ice storm

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Veterans Donate to DU
 
unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:50 AM
Original message
Guard responds to Midwest ice storm


Missouri Army National Guard soldiers supported local authorities in December by conducting door-to-door wellness checks in Barton County after the region was hit by a major ice storm.


Guard responds to Midwest ice storm
Staff report
Posted : Thursday Dec 13, 2007 13:55:16 EST

More than 140 National Guard troops have responded to the band of icy, mid-December storms that stretched from eastern Texas to the Ohio Valley and into northern New York and New England, according to the National Guard Bureau.

The storms brought freezing rain to more than 10 states and rain, sleet and snow to nearly half the country. Some states were coated in more than an inch of ice, closing roadways and leaving thousands in need of emergency assistance.

Soldiers in Missouri were on standby for most of the week after their governor declared a state of emergency and at least 22 troops responded. In addition, an Army Guard armory was used as a warming shelter, and soldiers provided security for residents who were displaced there.

They also provided transportation and cleared debris from roadways while soldiers from the 203rd Engineer Battalion provided generators and conducted door-to-door wellness checks in rural areas of Barton County.

In Oklahoma, the governor declared a state of emergency for all 77 counties in the state because of the freezing rain. At least 77 Guard members responded to requests for assistance, transporting 100 cots and opening a Red Cross warming shelter at the armory in Broken Arrow. They also provided fresh water to residents in Wikiupp and delivered more than 1,000 sandbags to Clatsop County.


Rest of article at: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2007/12/army_guard_storm_...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Veterans Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC