Minnesota National Guard members to assist with Hurricane Michael relief

Members of the Minnesota National Guard will be responding to help with Hurricane Michael relief efforts in Florida.

Governor Mark Dayton issued an emergency executive order Thursday to authorize a response team. One CH-47 Chinook Heavy Transport Helicopter and six Minnesota National Guard soldiers will be assisting with recovery operations.

Hurricane Michael hit the Florida panhandle on Wednesday, making landfall as a Category 4. It is now a tropical storm, moving up through the Carolinas. Hurricane Michael is one of the most powerful storms to hit the United States in the last 100 years.