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Indiana Homeland Security

February 2, 2011 by USA Post 

Indiana Homeland Security, Indiana National Guard, composed of Army and Air Force, was to have 800 guards available. Guard will be 88 teams of roadside assistance, EXTIN said, consists of two teams of four soldiers each, two Humvees workforce to motorists blocked.

“There will be two teams assistant road ride,” said EXTIN. “We also multifunctional task forces are located in each zone, which helps in search and rescue, debris removal from door to door to door and help teams highway. They are also security operations.

“They can also assist with evacuation if necessary to a hospital or nursing,” said EXTIN. These teams, in addition to Humvees, will also have trucks and other equipment, EXTIN said.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security activated Indiana National Guard. Many soldiers were in position as of midnight Monday, mostly in the counties of northern Indiana, where several feet of snow was expected to fall by Tuesday evening.
Indiana National Guard, before the ice storm on Tuesday, began to mobilize troops in roadside assistance teams and teams that can help force multifunctional missions of search and rescue, “said Lieutenant Colonel Kevin W. EXTIN, director of military support for the state.

“We are activating Army National Guard soldiers in 44 armories in the I-70 corridor and north in preparation for the storm of winter, so we can be pre-positioned to help our teams roadside assistance to motorists in distress and help our state agencies in response to need, “said Tuesday morning EXTIN.

Terre Haute troops were on the stations 11 am on Tuesday; conduct pre-mission and combat exercises to repeat as part of its preparation, EXTIN said.
Travel review of a notification that the road conditions are dangerous and may hinder the ability of motorists to travel. A Trip to notice a “warning” level using the general population is to stay off the roads to keep the lines clear for emergency personnel. Under a “sleep” level, road conditions are still dangerous, and only essential travel is recommended.

For more information on views of county travel, please consult the travel card statewide advisory.

The map is continually updated with travel information advisory as reported by each county. The map is available at http://www.in.gov/dhs/files/travel-advisory-map/.

17 counties have an emergency declaration. They include: Boone, Dekalb, Elkhart, Fayette, Jasper, Lagrange, LaPorte, Marshall, Newton, Noble, Porter, Pulaski, Starke, Tipton, Wells, White and Whitley.

If a county has been declared “state of emergency,” it means the board of county commissioners has determined that the conditions are so bad they cannot be assured to provide emergency services to the public in time manner. Emergency response times can be significantly delayed because of travel conditions. An emergency Declaration County launches emergency plans in the county, and allows additional resources to be provided by the State for relief efforts of local response.

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