Kevin Flannery, of the New Jersey National Guard, keeps a tally of people that boarded buses at the Sun Center in Trenton, N.J., as officials moved them into a shelter at Rutgers University in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 27, 2011 3:00:19 PM PDT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - August 27, 2011 --
The National Guard Bureau is positioning troops in Virginia to provide assistance in the state and other states after Hurricane Irene passes.