Guard members were deployed on Friday and on Saturday, some performed a risky mission landing at an AFB near Miami when the hurricane was moving in.
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"There was High winds, a tornado and lightning, but our mission dropping personnel and equipment near the hurricane zone was successful we are in the right place to do rescues if needed, " said Tech. Sgt. Joe Prouse from the California Air National Guard.
Guard members will be in Florida for at least one week.
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