In the aftermath of the deadly earthquake in India, where hundreds died, the state of Idaho is preparing to help those who have lost everything.
The Associated Press has confirmed with the Idaho National Guard that an estimated 2,600 Idaho National Guardsmen and women will be deployed to assist local emergency responders.
The troops, who have been assigned to Idaho since August, are scheduled to be activated on Monday at 3 p.m.
MT, and will be in place until September, according to a statement from the Idaho State Guard.
More than 1,000 National Guard troops from Idaho, Alaska, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming have also been assigned in the event of an earthquake.
The troops will be stationed at the Idaho Emergency Management Agency headquarters, which is also the state’s emergency management agency.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-7.0 quake struck about 100 miles northeast of Spokane, Wash., on Monday.
It was centered about 1,800 miles east of the Idaho border and about 400 miles north of Boise.
There were no immediate reports of damage.
The United States Geological Survey said the epicenter of the quake was about 8 miles northwest of Spokane.