DLA’s support to FEMA continues following second Northeast storm
The Defense Logistics Agency is supplying the Federal Emergency Management Agency with food, medical equipment, fuel and other emergency supplies as the multiagency relief effort in the wake of Hurricane Sandy continues in the Northeast.
The effort continues following another storm, this one a nor’easter, that struck affected regions Nov. 7, dumping wet snow and leaving more people without power.
DLA Troop Support has delivered 200 hypothermia prevention kits, two portable X-ray machines and 500 sets of cold-weather clothing to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., where Joint Task Force Civil Support is coordinating the Defense Department response to the storms.
More than 6 million meals have arrived in the region or are on their way due to DLA Troop Support’s efforts.
More than 100 water pumps have been delivered and are supporting Army Corps of Engineers efforts to dry out flooded buildings and infrastructure, including the World Trade Center site, and 51 electric generators are either at the joint base or deployed to critical sites throughout the region.
DLA Energy has delivered 1.43 million gallons of diesel and unleaded fuel to 47 locations throughout New York and New Jersey. Operations continue to get power to gas stations that have gas to sell but no power.
As recovery continues, trash and wastewater capabilities are critical for the health and safety of those in the severely affected areas. Support contracts have been put in place to support wastewater cleanup, hazardous materials removal and debris removal.
DLA has supported recovery efforts for two hurricanes already this 2012 hurricane season, which began June 1 and ends Nov. 30. The first was Hurricane Isaac in late August.