“Illinois’ brave first responders are well-trained and will work alongside local rescue teams in the coming days to provide essential support for affected residents,” Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker said in a statement.
The Missouri National Guard, which is set to stay for at least two weeks, is prepared to provide humanitarian support, equipment, debris removal and general support assistance. Soldiers from the 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade headquartered in Kansas City and the 35th Engineer Brigade headquartered in Fort Leonard Wood are mobilized to assist in the relief efforts.
The teams will enter a state where electricity in hard-hit parts may not be restored for a month. At the same time, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for southern Louisiana and Mississippi.
“The Missouri National Guard is well-trained and equipped to assist in recovery operations and has done similar missions in the past with Hurricanes Katrina and…