US Air Force

Storm relief supplies are being shipped from a staging area in western Massachusetts to areas of New England that sustained heavy damage from Hurricane Sandy.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports

The Westover Air Force Reserve Base in Chicopee Massachusetts is the primary staging area for the federal government’s coordinated response to the storm in New England.  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.