Baltimore mayor to send 'ambulance strike force' to New Jersey

Medics to assist victims of Superstorm Sandy

October 31, 2012|By Luke Broadwater | The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore will send an "ambulance strike force" to New Jersey to help victims of superstorm Sandy, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday. 

“The people of Baltimore stand with the people of New Jersey and New York who have suffered great damage and tragedy as a result of this historic storm," the mayor said in a statement. 

Two Baltimore city medics and a supervisor will travel to New Jersey, overseeing a team of five medic units from Maryland, the mayor said. The deployment is part of a larger state effort to help New Jersey. Medics will leave at 4 a.m. Thursday from the city's Public Safety Training Academy.

Superstorm Sandy, which started as a hurricane, didn't hit Maryland as hard as some neighboring states. As of early Wednesday, officials had confirmed two storm-related deaths here, compared with 17 in New York and five in New Jersey.

Luke.Broadwater@baltsun.com

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