JESSUP, Md. (Sept. 2, 2008) State troopers and civilian support personnel started a journey to Louisiana Tuesday morning in support of Marylands effort to provide assistance there in the wake of Hurricane Gustav.
In response to a request from officials in Louisiana through the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, 20 Maryland state troopers and two communications technicians will leave Tuesday morning for at least a five day deployment. The team was scheduled to meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Waterloo Barracks where the Quartermaster Division is located to load supplies, before departing at 10:00 a.m.
The team will drive to Livingston Parish, the jurisdiction requesting assistance. The troopers duties will include curfew enforcement and shelter security.