The Westover Air Force Reserve base in Chicopee Massachusetts is the primary staging area for the federal government’s coordinated response to Sandy in New England. WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports
Cots and blankets were trucked south to Connecticut Monday to stock shelters. A shipment of water and meals was to follow today, according to Bryan Toman of FEMA
Some 70 truck loads of supplies including water, meals, blankets, cots, and large electric generators arrived at the base 48 hours ahead of Sandy. 130 people mostly from FEMA and the US Army Corps of Engineers are stationed at the staging area set up on a taxiway in one of the far corners of the sprawling air base. More relief supplies are in the pipeline.