EAST GRANBY, Conn, (CBS Connecticut) – The Connecticut National Guard is deploying to help victims of Hurricane Irma.

A C-130H cargo plane and eight airmen from the 103rd Airlift Wing left East Granby Saturday morning bound for Puerto Rico.

The pilots, crew members, loadmasters and maintainers planned to pick up supplies before heading to the island to assist in relief efforts. The crew will remain these for follow-up missions. No timetable was announced for their return.



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