Thousands of National Guard personnel are going to the Gulf Coast to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, Maj. Gen. Hank Taylor, vice director for logistics of the Joint Staff, said on Monday.
Taylor said in coordination with the National Guard and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), about 5,200 people will be activated in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Alabama.
"They bring a variety of assets including high water vehicles, rotary lift and other transportation capability to support recovery efforts," Taylor said.
Additionally, Taylor said the US Army Corp of Engineers is operational in New Orleans and is "assessing the storm's impact."
The Department of Defense also "stands ready" to assist as requested by FEMA, Taylor said.