Ala. governor mobilizes 1,400 National Guardsmen

April 28, 2011 5:32:00 AM



MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Gov. Robert Bentley is deploying about 1,400 Alabama National Guardsmen to provide assistance to the Alabama counties impacted by the severe weather. 


The troops will be on the ground early Thursday to help with search and rescue operations, debris removal and provide security assistance to local law enforcement agencies. 


Counties that have requested assistance from the Alabama National Guard include: Marshall County, Tuscaloosa County, Limestone County, Cullman County, Jefferson County, and Lawrence County.