Illinois National Guard To Send Airmen To Texas In Wake Of Hurricane Harvey

Aug 31, 2017

The Illinois National Guard says it's sending seven airmen and a C-130 cargo plane to help with the response to Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

Credit "Hurricane Harvey Flooding - 8/26/17 to ?" by Flickr user Jill Carlson (jillcarlson.org) / (CC x 2.0)

The guard says the members of the 182nd Airlift Wing will leave Peoria on Thursday for Dallas and are expected to help with storm relief and recovery for the next three to four days.

Harvey has weakened and its floodwaters are dropping in much of the Houston area, but the death toll from the storm is rising.