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Del. National Guard to Assist in New York City Hurricane Sandy Recovery

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SEAFORD, Del.- The Delaware National Guard has sent 120 troops to New York City to assist with recovery efforts following Superstorm Sandy.

The Delaware soldiers will join more than 7,000 Army and Air National Guard troops from nine states. Guard troops are assisting with communications, evacuations, security, search-and-rescue efforts, sheltering, debris removal and transportation.

Most of the Delaware troops are based with the 1049th Transportation Company in Seaford. They returned in May from a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan.

The Delaware troops departed on Sunday with about 40 light and medium-weight trucks and three Humvees, a wrecker and a diesel refuel vehicle. The guard says they are scheduled to be in New York until Nov. 16.

In Delaware this week, about 500 National Guard troops helped with recovery operations across the state.

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