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Hoosier National Guard Activated To Help Storm Relief Efforts

Last updated on Sunday, March 4, 2012

(INDIANAPOLIS) - More than 200 Indiana National Guard soldiers are on the ground helping in the recovery from Friday’s tornadoes in Southern Indiana.

232 guard members were activated Friday night by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. They are helping local authorities with clearing debris. The guard will also help in any search and rescue operations that are needed.

Daniels Tours Storm Damage

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels got a firsthand look of the storm damage wrought by the tornadoes in Southern Indiana.

Daniels arrived in Clark County Saturday morning to tour the devastation in Henryville. Daniels and Homeland Security officials also stopped to offer words of comfort to Hoosiers who had lost their homes and possessions in the storm.

Daniels said the state will do everything it can to help storm victims get back into their homes and businesses.

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