Kansas Supports East Coast In Sandy's Aftermath

Heavy surf crashes over a seawall on the Atlantic Ocean during the early stages of Hurricane Sandy, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Kennebunk, Maine. Hurricane Sandy wheeled toward land as forecasters feared Monday, raking cities along the Northeast corridor with rain and wind gusts, flooding shore towns, washing away a section of the Atlantic City Boardwalk, and threatening to cripple Wall Street and New York's subway system with a huge surge of corrosive seawater. (AP)
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TOPEKA, Kan. -- The civilian incident management team the state of Kansas deployed to Maryland October 28 shifted its location to support a county in need Wednesday (10/31).

The state Incident Management Team had been assisting Maryland emergency management officials in the state’s Emergency Operations Center in Reisterstown, Md., but moved to Garrett County to assist with disaster management there. The western Maryland county has been blanketed with two feet of snow, as well as multiple power outages and road closures across the area.

The two Kansas Division of Emergency Management staff who deployed to assist the state of New York arrived midday yesterday and are working in the state emergency operations center in Albany supporting logistics efforts (coordinating supply needs and routing them where they are needed).

The six KC-135 tankers and crews from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., that had been sheltering at Forbes Field since Oct. 28 flew home yesterday. The tankers were flown to Topeka prior to the landfall of Hurricane Sandy to protect them from damage.