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Wisconsin National Guard assists in storm clean-up

Posted at 4:06 PM, Jul 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 17:06:25-04

LANGLADE COUNTY, Wis. — Two dozen Wisconsin Army National Guard soldiers reported for active duty Monday in the wake of severe storms that battered the northeast part of the state this weekend.

The National Guard troops will deliver water to homes that have had their septic system compromised from the weather in Langlade County.

This comes after Gov. Tony Evers issued an Executive Order on July 21, declaring a statewide state of emergency following severe weather that brought tornadoes, straight-line winds and significant rains to the entire state Saturday.

The emergency declaration authorized Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, to activate the National Guard to assist civil authorities, as needed, according to the news release.

“The Wisconsin National Guard is honored to answer the governor’s call and support our fellow citizens and communities during this difficult time,” Dunbar said. “The National Guard, along with Wisconsin Emergency Management, first responders, and other state agencies stand ready to assist in any way we can to help our citizens get their lives back to normal as quickly as possible.”