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Power out, but mission continues at Fort Indiantown Gap - abc27 WHTM

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Power out, but mission continues at Fort Indiantown Gap

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FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. (WHTM) -

Soldiers are operating under limited power at Fort Indiantown Gap.

The Pennsylvania National Guard base in Lebanon County lost power Monday evening, but officials said their emergency center is being fueled by a generator.

"All of our essential functions, where they are located, we have back up generators in those buildings so our mission is proceeding one hundred percent," said Sgt. Ted Nichols of the Pa. National Guard.

abc27 cameras were there Monday as soldiers struggled to stay rooted to the ground, while using chainsaws to clean up a large toppled tree.

Early Tuesday, the roadways leading into the base were littered with trees, branches, roof shingles, and small highway signs.

As of 7 a.m., Sgt. Matt Jones of the Pa. National Guard said the base had received only about 12 mission requests from FEMA so far.

He added that the bulk of their assistance requests typically come in the days following a large storm.

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