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Northcom Aids DoD, FEMA During Hurricane Sandy Operations

The U.S. Northern Command is working with the Defense Department to conduct emergency response operations due to Hurricane Sandy.

Dod announced that Northcom is coordinating with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in regions 1, 2 and 3 and sending further support from regions 4, 7, and 9.

Northcocm identified and alerted active duty deputies about deployment during the hurricane.

Northcom’s Joint Personnel Recovery Center and Air Force Northern’s joint force air commander were also involved in search and rescue operations.

The command has placed a number of defense support of civil authorities forces on 24-hour “prepare to deploy” status in response to anticipated FEMA requests as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

They include light- and medium-lift helicopters, medium- and heavy-lift helicopters, pararescue teams, information awareness and assessment aircraft, Tactical Common Data Link, Rover video receiver systems and fixed-wing aircraft.

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