Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says the state's experience in getting federal assistance in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene makes him sympathetic to efforts by people in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut to get help after Superstorm Sandy.
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.