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National Guard to Assist with Avian Influenza Response

Minnesota National Guard FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2015

ST PAUL, Minn- The Minnesota State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) called on the National Guard to deliver water for use in the disease containment effort as part of the state's response to avian influenza

Thirty National Guard soldiers and 15 military water trucks from the Wilmar-based 682nd Engineer Battalion and the Brooklyn Park-based A Company, 134th Brigade Support Battalion will be used in the mission Large amounts of water are needed in foaming systems being used as part of euthanasia efforts, which are in place to control further spread of avian influenza virus

The Guard members are assigned to assist beginning Monday and will work through Wednesday as additional water transport resources are identified

The National Guard became available following Governor Mark Dayton's declaration of a peacetime emergency which says "the Adjutant General of Minnesota can order to state active duty such personnel and equipment of the military forces of the State as required, and for such a period of time as necessary to provide assistance and emergency relief services if and when needed"

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Homeland Security Emergency Management division (HSEM) activated the SEOC to coordinate the state's ongoing response to avian influenza

HSEM is coordinating resource needs with several state agencies including the Minnesota Board of Animal Health and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture

For more information on the Minnesota National Guard, visit www.MinnesotaNationalGuard.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce Gordon at 651-201-7171 or Doug Neville at 651-201-7562




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