Indiana sends rescue workers, food to the hurricane zone

Indianapolis, In. — Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has approved the deployment of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of natural Resources to provide Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts.

“When another state is devastated by a natural disaster, Indiana is committed to providing resources to help response and recovery efforts,” Gov. Holcomb said. “We are ready when called to serve and respond. I pray for the safety of all the citizens, first responders and volunteers in the days and weeks to come.”

The governor also ordered the National Guard to prepare for deployment.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources will send 28 responders that comprise two swift water rescue teams.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security will send six first responders from the District 4 Task Force. District 4 is Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren and White Counties. More than 205,000 Meals, Ready-to-Eat will also be sent.