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WAMC News
5:45 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Vermont Governor Says Irene Shows Federal Help Process

Irene
Credit Courtesy NOAA

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.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

FEMA Stages Storm Relief Supplies At WMass Air Base

Electric generators at the FEMA staging area on the Westover Air Force Reserve Base in Chicopee, MA
Credit 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.

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