Gov. Walker issues order to help with tropical storm

A rescue team from the North Carolina National Guard 1/120th battalion evacuates a family as the rising floodwaters from Hurricane Florence threatens their home in New Bern, N.C., on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. CHRIS SEWARD / AP VIA CBS NEWS

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is directing Wisconsin state agencies to help respond to Hurricane Florence.

Walker issued an executive order Friday afternoon authorizing Adjutant General Donald Dunbar to call elements of the Wisconsin National Guard to active duty to help civilian authorities in affected states.

The order also lifts restrictions on the number of hours interstate and intrastate carriers can if they're transporting hurricane-related emergency supplies such as food, clothing, building supplies and fuel.

Share this article: