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NORFOLK -- Members of the Virginia National Guard went to work Monday to help people in Hampton Roads who were stranded by high water.

In Norfolk, personnel worked with firefighters to take one person to the hospital and two others to a shelter.

In Onancock, guardsmen were called out several times to take residents to shelters. In all, the transported 14 people and helped six firefighters dealing with the stormy conditions.

In Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and West Point, they went out on the storm to assess traffic conditions, make early damage assessments and help stranded drivers.

About 650 guard personnel were staged ahead of the storm at strategic places to respond during and after Hurricane Sandy.

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