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Published November 16, 2013, 08:26 PM

North Dakota National Guard is first to respond when bad weather hits

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The National Guard in North Dakota also had weather on the mind today.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The National Guard in North Dakota also had weather on the mind today.

The guard is the first military responder to civil emergencies, such as blizzards, when ordered by the Governor.

The Guard regularly conducts exercises to enhance and maintain preparedness for state emergencies like flooding and other natural disasters.

This year is no exception.

Although it has not been extremely cold just yet--officials say the training is important early on.

Colonel Robert Fode/North Dakota National Guard: “Bottom line is we're here. We're getting ready. We're prepared for whatever event may occur this winter or come spring, so that you don't have to worry about that, And when you need help, the North Dakota National Guard will be there to help you out.”

On average, we receive nearly 8 inches of snow in November. However, most of it falls in the 2nd half of the month.

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