Gov. Walker: Authorizes emergency relief for Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker issued Executive Order #260 Monday calling Wisconsin National Guard emergency personnel to active duty as the Adjutant General deems necessary to assist in responding to the Emergency Management Assistance Compact to aid Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.

“This order will provide vital medical personnel and resources to help our fellow Americans affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria quickly and effectively,” said Governor Walker. “We’re also directing all state agencies to assist the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs in responding to this situation.”

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