MONTGOMERY - Governor Robert Bentley on Monday announced that a team from the Alabama Emergency Management Agency is now in New York assisting with the ongoing recovery from Superstorm Sandy.
The nine-person Incident Management Team is beginning a 14-day mission supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Team members were sent because of their experience in disaster response, including hurricane-specific recovery operations. The team also has experience with the National Incident Management System.
"The Alabama Emergency Management Agency has the skills and experience needed to help communities recover," Governor Bentley said. "The team that is now in New York will make a tremendous and lasting impact. Their work will be a benefit to everyone involved in the long-term recovery. Alabama stands ready to help other states in any way we can."
The Alabama EMA team will be initially deployed to the Joint Field Office in Queens, NY. Team members will fill roles that are very similar to the roles they filled in Alabama in the wake of the deadly 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."
The team members are expected to return to Alabama on November 27.
Wiregrass School Makes Failing List
The Alabama Department of Education released a new report of almost 80 schools in the state that are considered to be failing but some are saying that the failing...
New Greenhouse Program Starts in Henry County
Things are growing in Henry County and it could develop into a statewide initiative.
Search For Hoffa's Body Resumes
Latest tip on whereabouts of body appears more credible.
Boy Finds Gun In Theatre Bathroom
Loaded gun found on top of toilet paper dispenser.
Two Area Schools on List of Failing Schools
If all you do is read the headline to this story, then you are truly missing the story!
Video: Mortgage Rates Headed Up
While still at very low levels, the interest we pay for homes is headed up.
Investors Warned To Be Wary
With energy demands and a desire for energy independence increasing globally, investments in traditional and alternative energy resources are being promoted more often and are becoming attractive to...
Dothan Makes Effort to Spruce Up Downtown
Dothan is making an effort to spruce up downtown. The city plans to apply for a grant from the Transportation Alternative Program to make sidewalk improvements.
Northview High School Teacher Wins State Award
Congratulations are in order; a Northview High School employee now holds one of the state's highest honors for distance learning programs.
Man Who Fled Officer Before Firing Shots Nabbed
Dogs help track man to mobile home where he had broken into.
Page 1 of 1722