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California Responders Return Home After Assisting With Hurricane Relief

Sacramento, CA — About 200 first responders from California are back home after spending more than two weeks in the Gulf Coast area assisting with relief efforts there.

About 100 California Army National Guard Troops and 100 California Highway Patrol Officers returned Friday evening.

Governor Schwarzenegger sent the responders to the area in late August to help with search and rescue missions, security detail and supply work.

Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency also requested eight swift-water rescue teams statewide .

In addition to the Guardsmen and CHP officers, the Sacramento team arrived back home early Friday morning.