(Port Clinton, OH) Another group from the 200th Red Horse squadron is helping hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.
Six airmen from the Port-Clinton based Ohio National Guard group left for the island territory over the weekend in a C-130 transport plane-- carrying a reverse osmosis water purification unit.
Their mission is to provide fresh drinking water from sources as strange as wells, lakes, lagoons, and even ice holes. The unit can purify as much as 1,500 gallons of water per hour, much need with much of Puerto Rico still without power.
The aim is to prevent waterborne diseases such as typhoid and dysentery. The unit expects to spend several months on the island until a return to normal.