Gov. Kasich sending Ohio National Guard to aid with Hurricane Florence recovery efforts

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COLUMBUS (WCMH/AP) — Governor John Kasich has signed an order sending the Ohio National Guard to help with relief efforts from Hurricane Florence.

According to a release, Kasich signed an agreement Tuesday morning to send Ohio Army National Guard equipment and personnel to aid in the Hurricane Florence recovery efforts.

A convoy is scheduled to leave at noon today, Sept. 18, 2018, from the Army Enclave located at the Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus.

The death toll from Florence has risen to at least 32 people in three states, with 25 fatalities in North Carolina.

Remnants of the once-powerful Category 4 hurricane are now a rainy, windy mass of low pressure. The system has speeded up on a path toward the heavily populated Northeast.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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