"We're going to help any way we can whether it is communications, moving brush, debris driving a forklift, we have people qualified in all aspects of that," says Master Sergeant Kevin Colbert, of Baldwinsville.
Airmen from the 174th are expecting to deploy to New York for seven to 10 days but they are prepared to stay longer if needed.
On Sunday, 200 New York Army National Guard soldiers were deployed to New York City. By 6 p.m. Monday, Cuomo said 250 soldiers and 150 airmen would be in place on Long Island.
Another 200 soldiers will go on duty Monday at armories in Binghamton, Walton, and Horseheads in the Southern Tier. Statewide, another 150 soldiers and airmen will be mobilized to provide command and control and logistical support.
(Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.)