Ohio National Guard assistance for Hurricane Florence victims canceled

Gov. Kasich sent the Ohio National Guard to help Florence victims. (WSYX/WTTE)

Gov. John Kasich signed an agreement this morning to send Ohio Army National Guard equipment and personnel to aid in the Hurricane Florence recovery efforts, but it was canceled a short time later.

After re-evaluating operations and noting the progress that occurred, state of North Carolina emergency management officials rescinded the request for the Ohio National Guard to provide personnel, tanker trucks and fuel to help refuel military helicopters aiding in recovery efforts.

A convoy was scheduled to leave at noon Tuesday from the Army Enclave located at the Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus.

At this time, the Ohio National Guard has not been asked to support any other Hurricane Florence response efforts, but they're ready to assist if asked to do so again. National Guard members from several other states remain on duty to support communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic that have been affected by the hurricane.

ABC 6/FOX 28 will continue to update this story.


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