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Kentucky Army National Guard aids in recovery efforts in North Carolina

Kentucky is lending a hand in helping areas affected by Tropical Depression Florence, downgraded from a hurricane.

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RALEIGH, NC (WHAS11) - Hurricane Florence battered the Carolinas and left many areas flooded, without power and some were even cut off from their surrounding areas. But, officials with the Kentucky Army National Guard have answered the call and have sent 60 members of the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade head to the area to help with relief efforts.

This particular unit will set up a command and control center to synchronize all aviation efforts of communication, rescue and assist those affected by the storm.

One year ago, soldiers and personnel assisted in efforts and aid to those affected by Hurricanes Irma, Maria and Harvey.

Officials say more than 7,500 National Guardsmen have been deployed to affected areas helping local law enforcement – it also includes 12 Airmen from Kentucky’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron from Louisville.