Gov. Mcmaster Authorizes National Guard to help Winter Weather Recovery

Govenor Henry McMaster has given formal authorization for the South Carolina National Guard to assist with weather recovery.

Guardsmen will be deploying resources to help the state highway patrol and department of transportation's efforts.

They'll be focusing on the I-95 corridor and other affected areas.

The 20 guardsmen will assist two vehicle recovery teams and impacted counties near the coast.

"There are South Carolinians in need right now, and as always, the National Guard is ready, willing, and able to answer the call of duty and help the brave men and women at the Highway Patrol and Department of Transportation working to provide aid," said the governor.

South Carolina law gives Adjutant General Robert E. Livingston the ability to deploy such resources for a period of no more than 15 days with the consent of the governor.

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