At the direction of Governor DeSantis, the Florida National Guard (FLNG) is fully activated for Hurricane Idalia response operations with approximately 5,500 Soldiers and Airmen.
The 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team is conducting immediate response operations with multi-purpose units in western coastal counties. We also have units providing reinforcement throughout central and northeast Florida, as well as providing support to the State Logistics Response Center (SLRC) and County Emergency Operation Centers (EOC).
Mobilized units are postured to support humanitarian assistance, route clearance, search and rescue, traffic control, aviation, and security missions throughout the area of operations.
The Florida National Guard
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