Several local emergency responders are in various parts of the East Coast to tend to situations due to Hurricane Sandy.
The District 2 Emergency Management Team left Winamac Sunday around midnight and arrived in Baltimore, Maryland at Noon. The responders, which include those from Starke, Pulaski, Marshall and St. Joseph Counties, participated in several briefings with local emergency staff, on-site FEMA representatives and the Mayor of Baltimore. Starke County Emergency Management Director Ted Bombagetti is one of those emergency responders in the City of Baltimore and he indicated that District 2 will be conducting emergency operation planning and providing the city with damage assessment and debris management support starting this morning.
The team that Bombagetti is working with is made up of 15 members of the 24 Incident Management Team District members. Firefighters, law enforcement, Emergency Managers, and health department representatives are providing support.
Bombagetti said that the District 2 Task Force’s ambulance team is in the New Jersey area and were taken off the roads last night around 6:00 p.m. ET as conditions were not safe to keep units on the streets. Those members are providing evacuation support in the New Jersey area.
Bombagetti will keep us up to date on District 2 efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.