FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 1, 2017
Gov. Hutchinson Authorizes the Deployment of 1,500 National Guardsmen to Texas to Assist in Recovery Efforts
Deployment Could Last Up to 30 Days
LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today authorized the deployment of 1,500 National Guardsmen from Arkansas to Texas to help in the recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Arkansas Guardsmen are scheduled to deploy on Saturday, September 2.
“After speaking with General Mark Berry and ADEM Director A.J. Gary this morning, and based upon a request from the State of Texas, I’ve authorized a deployment of 1,500 National Guardsmen from Arkansas to Texas to assist in the recovery efforts there,” said Governor Hutchinson. “Guardsmen will be leaving tomorrow, and the deployment could extend up to 30 days.”