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Hurricane Sandy Victims Receive Help From Quad City Area


Hurricane Sandy has pounded the east coast for the past couple of days, but relief is on the way. Victims of the "Super Storm" will be getting a helping hand from the Quad City area.

The Red Cross says two Emergency Response Vehicles were deployed from the Quad Cities. One vehicle will be assisting victims in Baltimore, Maryland while the other is headed to Princeton, New Jersey.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Rock Island District is deploying their "Unwatering Team" to New York. Officials say the team is a group of engineers who have been specially trained to unwater New Orleans in the aftermath of a hurricane.

The team will be offering engineering technical assistance to the Corps' New York District for unwatering their flooded transportation systems and other low-lying areas.

The Rock Island District Corps of Engineers is also preparing its large stock of unwatering pumps for possible deployment throughout the hurricane-impacted area and say additional assistance will be provided as requested.

MidAmerican Energy Company also announced on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, they would be doubling the number of employees that will help out with utility damage and power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy.

On Saturday, October 27, a group of 116 people from across Iowa traveled to New York to provide assistance. A MidAmerican spokesperson says they will help with cleanup and utility restoration work. Their crews are expected to be gone for up to two weeks.

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