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Hoosier Hurricane Relief Remains On Standby

Last updated on Wednesday, September 3, 2008

(UNDATED) - Indiana’s emergency response agencies remain on standby for deployment to the Gulf Coast.

Beyond Task Force One, FEMA has not asked for more assistance because the destruction caused by Hurricane Gustav wasn't as concentrated as Katrina in 2005. Indiana's Task Force One is currently stationed in Gonzalaz, Louisiana.

Ann Gregson with the American Red Cross says about 120 volunteers from Indiana are headed to the Gulf Coast. Hoosier relief agencies are remaining on alert because three more potential hurricanes are marching across the Atlantic toward the U.S.

Several Indiana power companies are sending crews and equipment to the New Orleans area. Inside Indiana Business reports Parker City-based Townsend Corporation is sending 600 workers to the Gulf Coast area. The company is under contract with Louisiana and Mississippi power companies to provide tree removal and power restoration services.

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