Hoosiers aid East Coast storm victims

Oct 30, 2012

Indiana emergency response teams are heading to the East Coast to help states deal with Hurricane Sandy and an overlapping severe weather system.

A total of 107 Hoosiers and 44 vehicles – including 24 ambulances – will assist in New York, New Jersey and Maryland.  State Department of Homeland Security director Joe Wainscott says Indiana began receiving requests for help Saturday.  One of the units is already in Maryland; the others will arrive on the East Coast soon. 

Wainscott says the bulk of the personnel are EMS providers.