National Guard Soldiers Sent to Evacuee Shelters

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama National Guard troops will perform security missions at seven sites housing evacuees from Hurricane Gustav.

Governor Riley's office said in a statement Wednesday, 130 Guard personnel assigned to Prattville-based 231st Military Police Battalion will relieve civilian law enforcement officers at each location.

Soldiers were sent to Bevill State Community College campuses in Sumiton, Hamilton and Fayette. Other sites include Northwest-Shoals Community College at Muscle Shoals and Phil Campbell, Wallace State
Community College in Hanceville and Calhoun Community College in
Decatur.

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