MADISON (WKOW) — Governor Tony Evers signed an executive order authorizing the Wisconsin National Guard to aid in the Hurricane Dorian response effort.
The executive order authorizes Major General Don Dunbar, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, to call elements of the Wisconsin National Guard to state active duty to assist in Florida, according to a press release.
The order also directs all state agencies to assist the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs in responding to the situation.
“Coming together and helping others in their time of need is what Wisconsinites do. The members of the Wisconsin National Guard stand ready to help Florida as the state and its people prepare to face this dangerous storm and recover from the damage it may inflict upon them,” Gov. Evers said. “I would like to thank Major General Dunbar and the brave folks in the Wisconsin National Guard for being ready to answer this call to action.”
Hurricane Dorian is expected to make landfall on the Florida coast by early next week and has reached Category 4 strength on Friday.