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Florida to reimburse Indiana Nationwide Guard $130,000 – WWSB

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Nationwide Guard says Florida will reimburse it about $130,000 after troopers despatched to Florida to assist with Hurricane Ian aid had been turned away.

Hurricane Ian made landfall Sep. 28. The following day, Indiana despatched greater than a dozen troopers, three flight crews and mechanics, together with two Black Hawk helicopters to assist navy and different companies in logistics and rescue missions.

On Friday, the day after they left, they had been instructed to return residence after “it was decided Florida Nationwide Guard property had been enough, and Indiana Nationwide Guard assists had been now not required,” the Indiana Nationwide Guard stated.

“As quickly as we performed an preliminary evaluation and found that the affected space wasn’t as giant as initially forecasted, we launched a number of navy models again to their residence states,” William Manley, the deputy communications director for the Florida Nationwide Guard, stated Thursday in an e mail to The Related Press. “We stay extraordinarily grateful for his or her willingness to help us in our time of want.”

“The whole price to fly the helicopters to Fort Rucker, Alabama, and again, together with crew pay, meals, and lodging, was roughly $130,000. Florida will reimburse the Indiana Nationwide Guard,” Grasp Sgt. Jeff Lowry stated Wednesday.

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