Arkansas governor announces deployment of 1500 guardsmen to Texas

3rd Class Johanna Strickland U.S. Coast Guard District 8 PADET Houston

Gov. Asa Hutchinson authorized the Arkansas National Guard to deploy to Texas and help with relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey.

The Guard says two CH-47F Chinook supply helicopters were scheduled to deploy Friday along with soldiers from Davenport, Boone and Johnston units.

Tropical Storm Irma Upgraded to Category 2 Hurricane
The National Hurricane Center upgraded Irma's status to a hurricane late in the morning of Thursday, August 31. Tropical Storm Irma strengthened into a category 2 hurricane on August 31 in the Atlantic.

Once the Chinooks have dropped off supplies, smaller aircraft, trucks or other forms of transportation can ferry the water or food to the places that need it most: hospitals, shelters or temporary military bases.

"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.

Sharapova advances again at US Open
Svitolina breezed through the first set before posting a 6-0, 6-7 (5), 6-3 victory over Siniakova, the world's 42nd-ranked player. After the final point, Sharapova dropped to her knees as a replay appeal showed what she already knew.

The Indiana National Guard said an additional 500 troops were on standby to assist local, state, and federal authorities, if needed. Their transport is a helicopter brought down by the National Guard from the Dallas area, but it has a story of its own. Some groups of Texas National Guard soldiers in Houston have relied on cellphones, and in some cases social media, to communicate as radio communication has become hard across the sprawling Texas city. The state's National Guard anticipates sending over 200 more guardsmen through the weekend.

Eleven Iowa National Guard soldiers and two helicopters are heading to Houston today to aide in hurricane recovery efforts.

Bangladesh proposes to fight alongside Myanmar to fight insurgents
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