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North Carolina Guard Combat Engineers save nurse stranded by Hurricane Matthew
October 11, 2016
North Carolina Army National Guard members and local emergency services assist with evacuation efforts in Fayetteville, N.C., Oct. 08, 2016. Heavy rains caused by Hurricane Matthew have led to flooding as high as five feet in some areas.

Citizen-Soldiers come to the rescue in Florida
October 11, 2016
Officer Thomas Ashlock patrols the neighborhoods of St. Augustine Beach with his own Soldiers from the 221st Ordnance Company (EOD), shortly after hurricane Matthew disrupted the beach community.  Ashlock not only aids his community as a law enforcement officer, he also serves in the Florida Army National Guard as the commander of the 221st Ordnance Company.

Always ready, always there: South Carolina National Guard responds after Hurricane Matthew
October 10, 2016
South Carolina National Guard Soldiers with the 1263rd Forward Support Company remove downed tree debris from highway SC 46 in Bluffton, South Carolina Oct. 9, 2016, in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Approximately 2,800 South Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have been activated since Oct. 4, 2016 to support state and county emergency management agencies and local first responders after Governor Nikki Haley declared a State of Emergency.

Virginia National Guard staging personnel for possible flood response operations in Hampton Roads area
October 9, 2016
Soldiers from the Powhatan-based 180th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion transport a Hampton Police officer on a route assessment to identify road hazards caused by high water in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Read more at

South Carolina National Guard assists with life-saving mission during Hurricane Matthew
October 8, 2016
The South Carolina National Guard has assets staged throughout the lowcountry and along the coast to respond to emergency situations during and after Hurricane Matthew, including vehicles that can transport medical personnel and other first responders through high-water areas and engineer assets to help clear debris in the aftermath.

Guard members carry out search and rescue operations as Hurricane Matthew batters Southeast coast
October 8, 2016
A search and rescue team with the Florida  National Guard wades into areas in St. Augustine, Florida, affected by Hurricane Matthew to assist with disaster relief efforts. More than 9000 Guard members are on duty throughout Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas assisting state and local authorities with search and rescue and relief operations.

Florida National Guard conducts operations in response to Hurricane Matthew
October 7, 2016
Florida National Guard Soldiers 1st Sgt Timothy Smith, Capt. Kirk Strander and CW2 Joseph McKire discuss hurricane response at the Joint Operations Center during Hurricane Matthew.

UPDATED: More Guard members activated in four states to respond to Hurricane Matthew
October 6, 2016
South Carolina National Guard Soldiers with the 1053rd Transportation Company deliver meals ready to eat to the emergency shelter at Westview Middle School, Goose Creek, S.C., Oct. 7, 2016, in advance of Hurricane Matthew. Multiple shelters have been established in the low country to assist citizens affected by the storm.

National Guard members called up to assist southeastern states during Hurricane Matthew
October 5, 2016
Deadly Hurricane Matthew is projected to near the Florida coast by Thursday. In the meantime, National Guard members in four states have either been called up or are on standby for storm-related assistance to residents.