Christie Deploys New Jersey National Guard to Florida

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Many in Florida are preparing for Hurricane Irma and New Jersey is making sure help is on hand when it's needed.

On Wednesday, September 6th, Governor Chris Christie approved the deployment of New Jersey Army National Guard soldiers to provide emergency response support for people expected to be in Irma's path in Florida.

Citizen soldiers from the 253rd Transpiration Company in Cape May, equipped with high-wheeled vehicles, are expected to arrive at Camp Blanding in central Florida on Friday, September 8th.

About 100 soldiers will be making the trip to aid in relief efforts if Florida is impacted by the category 5 hurricane expected to hit during the weekend.

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