- Posted November 1, 2012 by
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'Superstorm' Sandy: Your stories
More help on the way to NY & NJ.
National guard being doubled to bring food and other necessary items. Good. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers! Hang in there.
From the article
In New York, an initial emergency response team of 1,000 National Guardsmen has been beefed up to 2,800 soldiers, mainly to distribute food and water provided by FEMA, to make sure residents are safe and to see whether they are in need of food or refilled prescriptions. Air Guardsmen are flying highway and railway officials to inspect transportation facilities.
In New Jersey, Guardsmen are bulldozing debris, setting up emergency generators, delivering fuel and manning emergency shelters.