GREECE--New York Army National Guard Soldiers deploy the Tiger Dam flood control system along the shores of Braddock Bay in the Town of Greece, N.Y. in response to rising waters on Lake Ontario. The system consists of flexible fabric tubes which are connected and filled with water. The tubes replace sandbags as a flood control mechanism. Since being ordered to assist in flood mitigation duties by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on May 3, New York Army and Air National Guard members, along with members of the New York Naval Militia, have filled more than 673,500 sand bags.
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Associated Press -- Wed, 20 Sep 2017 Long Island gets ready as Jose swings by DIX HILLS, N.Y. (AP) - New York officials say National Guard members, emergency equipment and supplies are ready on Long Island in case tropical storm conditions occur there.
Associated Press -- Wed, 20 Sep 2017 Deployment of NY Guardsmen, Troopers to Caribbean on Hold The deployment of more than 100 members of the New York Army Guard and state police to the U.S. Virgin Islands to help with hurricane recovery efforts is on hold because of another storm approaching... (more)
defense.gov -- Thu, 14 Sep 2017 Air Guardsmen Evacuate Personnel in Wake of Hurricane Irma Guardsman transport evacuees from St. Maarten to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sept. 10, 2017, during relief efforts following the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Photos by Air Force Staff Sgt. Erin... (more)