GREEN, Ohio– After responding to Texas to help in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, more than a dozen Ohio National Guard soldiers returned home Friday night.
The soldiers spent more than a week in Texas after parts of the state dealt with catastrophic flooding from the hurricane.
The 14 crew members and two CH-47 Chinook helicopters from Company B, 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment arrived at the Ohio Army National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility in Green.
The guardsmen delivered food and water to people stranded in areas inaccessible by road, refueled helicopters being used by search and rescue teams and air dropped hay to cattle stranded by floodwaters.
In just days, some of the soldiers could be leaving again to stage for Hurricane Irma. The Ohio National Guard said as many as 3,000 guardsmen could be called on to respond to devastation from the looming hurricane. It is still waiting on official orders, by way of a request for help from the state of Florida.