MONTGOMERY - A team from the Alabama Emergency Management Agency is sharing its disaster response expertise with counterparts in New York, where recovery from Superstorm Sandy is ongoing.
The nine-member group will be gone two weeks, deploying first to Queens, NY.
Two weeks after Sandy came ashore, some areas are still without power.
Team members will fill roles similar to ones they had after Alabama’s April 2011 tornadoes.
“After the tornado outbreak, FEMA teams from all over the country assisted in the recovery operations in Alabama,” EMA Director Art Faulkner said. “Today, we are pleased to do what we can to return the favor and help support our Federal Emergency Management Agency partners.”