Government and Politics
September 28, 2022From: Montana Governor Greg Gianforte
Governor Gianforte Announces Support to Florida for Hurricane Ian Response
HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced Montana is providing assistance to the State of Florida in its response to Hurricane Ian.
“Florida provided Montana critical assistance during the flooding disaster this year, and we’re glad to be able to return the favor in their time of need,” Gov. Gianforte said. “Susan and I are praying for the people of Florida, and all those prepared to respond, as Hurricane Ian makes landfall.”
In anticipation of damages from Hurricane Ian, the State of Florida requested assistance through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) from the State of Montana.
Specifically, Florida requested one National Guard Advanced-Team Member to assist Florida with EMAC requests for National Guard support, as well as a Type 3 All-Hazard Incident Management Team.
The State of Montana filled both requests, with a Major from the Montana National Guard and a team of ten individuals from the Western Montana All Hazard Incident Management Team responding.
In addition, an EMAC Advanced Team member from Montana Disaster and Emergency Services traveled to Atlanta to serve on a Regional EMAC Liaison Team and help coordinate regional response efforts.