Approximately 240 Indiana National Guardsmen responded to the governor's call to assist state and local civil authorities to prevent the loss of life due to severe winter weather conditions throughout the Hoosier state.
From Indiana Department of Homeland Security guidance, citizen-soldiers will man command and control nodes in the northern, central and southern parts of the state as well as form highway assistance teams to help stranded motorists.
A total of 60 highway teams will assist along Hoosier highways with 20 in the northern part of the state, 20 in the central and 14 in the south, with an additional six ready to move to areas of the state with extreme weather impacts.
The Hoosier Guardsmen will be based in their armories throughout the state: South Bend, Lafayette, Gary, Fort Wayne, Lawrence, Terre Haute, Richmond, Camp Atterbury, New Albany, Evansville, Bloomington and Scottsburg.
All Hoosiers are advised to stay off the roads and remember to call 911 for assistance if stranded on the roadway.
The Indiana National Guard remains always ready, always there as a relevant and reliable community-based, military, first-response organization.
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