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November 2, 2012

Power equipment is flying into storm area

  • The Air Force is deploying 17 cargo planes to the airlift mission, including C-5s and C-17s, to bring in 630 tons of trucks and equipment.
  • By LOLITA C. BALDOR
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — In a rare airlift, the Defense Department is flying 17 aircraft from California to New York loaded with power generation equipment and crews to help restore electricity to the millions of homes and businesses devastated by Superstorm Sandy.

    The Pentagon says the 630 tons of equipment is being provided by Southern California power companies, including Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas and Electric Co.


     
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