Incident management team travels to New York today

Members of the Lone Star State Incident Management Team will today board planes for New York, where they’ll spend the next three weeks assisting residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The team – composed of personnel from Texas A&M Forest Service and the cities of Midland, San Antonio and El Paso – will meet with members of the New York Fire Department on Thursday morning for a debriefing.

Although Hurricane Sandy hit New York in October, some residents still do not have heat, electricity, running water or access to medical attention. Incident management teams have rotated through the city for the past two months to determine residents’ needs, distribute commodities and provide status reports to the city’s mayor and emergency management officials.

April Saginor
Public Information Officer

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