The Iowa National Guard announced Thursday that it will be sending soldiers to Missouri to provide assistance to Missouri flood response.
Col. Greg Hapgood said about 45 members and 20 vehicles from the Iowa Army National Guard are deploying about 350 miles away from Des Moines to High Ridge, Mo. on Friday, Jan. 1.
Flooding has polluted water for more than 20,000 Missourians, and the Iowa Guard will help with water purification and transportation services.
The deploying soldiers are members of Companies A, B and C, 334th Brigade Support Battalion, Second Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, located at Camp Dodge, Cedar Rapids and Oelwein.