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On Thursday afternoon, it reached 39. Will Phillips, a Guard spokesman. This is their first local crew to head Texas.

The 1,500 guardsmen who are being sent are primary Army guardsmen who drill regularly, Phillips said. This deployment comes as a response to a request for help from teams in Texas. "Minnesota stands ready to assist in any way we can". Stephen Wright, a Guard public affairs specialist. Hutchinson's office says the guardsmen will leave on Saturday and the deployment could be up to 30 days. "We're proud of those families too".

The deployment is made up of primarily Airmen from the Nebraska Air National Guard's 155th Medical Group in Lincoln, including medical providers, nurses, emergency medical technicians, and other medical professionals.

Upon arrival, they will join thousands of National Guard members and first responders already on site.

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"Our thoughts are with the residents of Texas and all those impacted as they cope with the after effects of this devastating storm", Wolf said in a statement.

Additionally, Durney said the hospital system has pre-staged a patient reception area at TAC Air, a general aviation service center at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field in Little Rock, although it hasn't yet been activated.

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