Texas State Guard fields 200 personnel for Hurricane Dolly
COL Robert Miller
2008/07/26

TXSG personnel engaged in forklift operations supporting recovery from the effects of Hurricane Dolly in Welasco, Texas.Photo by CPT Michael Spaggins, JMTF Public Affairs Officer
TXSG personnel engaged in forklift operations supporting recovery from the effects of Hurricane Dolly in Welasco, Texas.Photo by CPT Michael Spaggins, JMTF Public Affairs Officer

The Texas State Guard has deployed approximately 200 personnel to the Texas valley in support of Hurricane Dolly. Elements of the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 8th, and 19th Regiments, Texas Maritime Regiment, and the Air Division are manning shelters in several cities to support the local emergency management organizations.

Elements of the 4th Air Wing and the 19th Regiment are supporting communications regiments in San Antonio at the Joint Inter Agency Task Force (JIATF) and at various locations in the Texas valley.

As the shelter mission draws down some of the Texas State Guard will switch to Point of Distribution (POD) missions, assisting local residents with food, ice and cleaning supplies to help recover from the effects of Hurricane Dolly.