Maryland and Baltimore are sending nearly 30 more employees, including 25 state troopers, to New Jersey and New York to assist in recovery efforts following Storm
The latest deployments bring to more than 50 the number of emergency medical providers and other "first responders" from Maryland who are helping other states hit by the storm.
According to the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, 25 state troopers and four Baltimore City employees will be following 23 emergency workers from around the state who previously left for northern New Jersey.
"As we were preparing for Hurricane Sandy, several other states came to Maryland with personnel and equipment to help with water rescues and operating emergency operations centers," Gov.
The troopers are leaving Sunday for Fort Dix in central New Jersey, where they will help local law enforcement officers, mostly in Monmouth and Ocean counties. The Baltimore City employees, led by Robert Maloney of Mayor
According to MEMA, 10 two-person advanced life-support ambulances and three supervisors from Maryland went to New Jersey on Thursday. They started at the
Edward McDonough, public information officer for MEMA, said the public employees will be deployed for as long as they are needed. He said government agencies in Maryland have an understanding with other states that calls for them to be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Association for sending employees on an open-ended basis.