Following Governor DeSantis’ authorization, a total of 5,000 Florida Guardsmen are being activated to State Active Duty and pre-positioned at armories across the state for Tropical Storm Ian response operations. Nearly 2,000 Guardsmen from neighboring states, including Tennessee, are also being activated to assist.
We are currently supporting missions that include staffing and supporting the State Logistics Response Center (SLRC) in Orlando. In addition, the Florida Guard has mobilized and is on standby with five Route Clearance Teams and Aviation assets. Mobilized units are also postured to support humanitarian assistance and security missions, as the need arrives.
The Florida National Guard is well-equipped, with assets including high-wheeled vehicles, helicopters, boats, generators and more.
Please visit our social media sites (listed below) and the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service at https://www.dvidshub.net for imagery and more information as we respond to this storm.