Gov. Hutchinson Sends 1,500 AR National Guardsmen to TX in Harvey Aftermath

The deployment could last up to 30 days.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –  Governor Asa Hutchinson authorized Friday the deployment of 1,500 National Guardsmen from Arkansas to Texas to help in the recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
 
Arkansas Guardsmen are scheduled to deploy Saturday, September 2.
 
“After speaking with General Mark Berry and ADEM Director A.J. Gary this morning, and based upon a request from the State of Texas, I’ve authorized a deployment of 1,500 National Guardsmen from Arkansas to Texas to assist in the recovery efforts there,” said Governor Hutchinson. “Guardsmen will be leaving tomorrow, and the deployment could extend up to 30 days.” 

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