Mid-Missourians ready to help with Sandy aftermath
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Mid-Missouri is well represented in the recovery efforts for the areas affected by Superstorm Sandy.
Ameren Missouri announced Saturday it would send more than 100 personnel to south New England, with some of the initial 50 coming from Jefferson City and the Lake of the Ozarks. The company sent an additional 57 linemen on Monday afternoon, bringing the total to 99 linemen and 30 support and supervisory personnel.
The American Red Cross’ Heart of Missouri Chapter volunteers and vehicles are deploying to Middletown, N.Y., in response to the storm. One chapter volunteer deployed to Pennsylvania on Saturday. A volunteer from Osage County is deploying to Harrisburg as a logistics chief.
Three members of the Jefferson City Fire Department serve on Missouri Task Force-1, the search and rescue team that responds to federal disasters. As of Monday afternoon the group was ordered to ....