Holcomb Orders Support For Irma Relief

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Personnel from Indiana are heading to Florida to assist with Hurricane Irma relief efforts. Governor Eric Holcomb has authorized the deployment of an Incident Management Assistance Team from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

Holcomb's office says the eight-person team will provide support with operations, planning, logistics and incident command, among other duties deemed necessary. The team, which consists of personnel from the IDHS, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Indiana University and the Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency, will be deployed for 14 days, or until demobilized.

"Indiana was proud to help the state of Texas in its time of need, and we are happy to provide assistance to Florida, as well," Holcomb said in a news release Monday. "The devastation of this hurricane weighs heavily on all of us. Hoosiers who are deploying to Florida to help those in need have my extreme gratitude."

On Friday, Holcomb authorized the deployment of the Indiana National Guard to assist local authorities as Irma was making its way to Florida. The week prior, the governor ordered support and assistance for relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

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