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Arizona sends helicopters, personnel to help Harvey response

Arizona sends helicopters, personnel to help Harvey response
Posted at 12:11 PM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-28 19:58:04-04

Arizona public safety agencies have sent aircraft and personnel to Texas to help with the response to Harvey.

The Arizona National Guard sent four helicopters to be part of a National Guard pool available to help as needed, and the Phoenix Fire Department activated an 80-member urban search and rescue team for a 14-day deployment in Texas.

The National Guard helicopters sent by Arizona included three UH-60 Blackhawks and a UH-72 Lakota.

Phoenix Fire Department search and rescue teams have previously assisted after the Oklahoma City bombing, 2001 terror attacks, and Hurricane Katrina.