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Wisconsin National Guard ready to assist with Hurricane Sandy

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin National Guard has been put on alert to assist in supporting Hurricane Sandy relief efforts if requested.

Gov. Scott Walker made the announcement on Monday.

"Wisconsin's outstanding National Guard is ready to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy," Gov. Walker said. "As our nation braces for this massive storm, Wisconsin is hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. If resources are needed, Wisconsin stands ready to deploy the National Guard for assistance."

Assistance from the Wisconsin National Guard has not been requested yet, but Guard members been identified to provide support, if needed.

The Wisconsin National Guard has supported relief efforts for previous natural disasters, including Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and ice storms in North Dakota in 2009.

Wisconsin Emergency Management is also monitoring Hurricane Sandy. WEM officials are in contact with state and local agencies to assess resources in the event any assistance is needed from other states during the response and recovery of the hurricane.

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