Governor Laura Kelly announced on Sept. 23, troopers with the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) will be deployed to Louisiana Sept. 25 to provide additional support in and around areas affected by Hurricane Ida.
KHP troopers are being deploted as part of an Emergency Management Assistance Compact, a multistate agreement that allows states to send government aid to other states in emergency situations.
“In times of crisis, Kansans have always stepped up to help out our fellow Americans – and today is no different,” said Governor Kelly. “Today, I deployed Kansas State Troopers to Louisiana to help those struggling in the areas affected by Hurricane Ida. We stand ready to provide relief for the impacted families.”
The KHP will be sending 16 Mobile Field Force troopers with equipment on a 16-day deployment to areas affected by the Hurricane Ida disaster beginning Sept. 25.
The mission will be to augment the Louisiana State Police with additional personnel for law enforcement functions.
“The KHP recognizes the need to provide support and assistance to our partnering agencies, especially when nature strikes, and our services are requested,” said Kansas Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Herman Jones. “As a result of the devastation that came with Hurricane Ida, the Louisiana State Police has formally requested our assistance, along with the assistance of other state police and emergency management agencies – and we stand ready to help.”