Ohio National Guard Sending Troops To Help Irma Clean Up

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Upwards of 3,500 troops from the Ohio National Guard are headed to hurricane-ravaged Florida to help. 

Ohio is sending, right now, up to 3,500 National Guard men and women to help the people of Florida handle recovery effort from Hurricane Irma. Major General John Harris says it's all part of what his troops do.

"It's what we do. We took an oath to the Constitution, says we'll defend against all enemies foreign and domestic and right now we're responding on both fronts," General Harris says. 

It's been 12 years since the Guard sent such a large contingent to a hurricane disaster zone. That was the Hurricane Katrina relief effort, in 2005.

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