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Over 200,000 homes are still without power in Rockaway Township, NJ, after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast on October 29.

An emergency management team from Missouri is headed to New York to help manage volunteers and donations in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.

Governor Jay Nixon's office says the New York emergency management office asked for help from Missouri's State Emergency Management Agency. The request was made through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, which is part of the nation's mutual aid system.

Power outages sweep the east coast

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A group of twelve linemen from Columbia Water and Light arrived in Cleveland, Ohio this afternoon to help restore power to more than 50,000 customers affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Missouri volunteers lend a helping hand

Oct 30, 2012
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As Hurricane Sandy’s death toll rises, the storm leaves thousands of people homeless and millions without power.

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Missouri Task Force 1 departed for the East Coast overnight in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

The Missouri team includes 80 personnel and more than 100,000 pounds of equipment.

Task Force 1 teams in other states deployed yesterday afternoon, including teams from Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has also put several other task forces on alert, including teams in Arizona, California, and Florida.

Missouri’s Task Force 1 plans to arrive in Herndon, VA by 5 p.m.

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Ameren Missouri and Illinois are sending additional crew members today to the East Coast to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.