Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard have been deployed to the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence approaches. The staging area is a National Guard Base near Columbia, South Carolina. The crew includes approximately 25 PA Guard members and six technicians from the Fish and Boat Commission in support of PA HART, the Pennsylvania Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team. Brigadier General David Wood is Director of Joint Staff for the Guard. He says they'll remain in the region as long as needed.