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Pritzker Deploys Emergency Response Personnel to Louisiana

Residents take a break from gutting their flooded homes as debris piles at curbside in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, La., Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Governor JB Pritzker is deploying emergency response personnel to Louisiana to aid first responders in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. A 68-member Fire Engine Strike Team was deployed yesterday to offer support and assistance to Louisiana’s firefighters. In the coming days, 160 members of the Illinois Army National Guard will also mobilize to assist in the region.


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