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Maine Forest Rangers Headed to NYC to Help Recovery
10/31/2012 02:33 PM ET  

Gov. Paul LePage says seven Maine forest rangers and two other members of the Maine Forest Ranger Incident Management Team left for New York City today to help with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.

Maine is sending a team of forest rangers to New York City to help with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.

Gov. Paul LePage says he's authorized the deployment of the Maine Forest Ranger Incident Mangement Team, which he says will manage a logistical staging area in support of the New York City Emergency Operations Center.

LePage says the help was requested through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, a mutual aid agreement between states.

"Maine was fortunate in being spared the worst effects of Hurricane Sandy," LePage says in a statement. "We feel privileged that we can send this skilled and experienced team to assist in New York's recovery."

The governor says the management team includes seven forest rangers, along with a deputy sheriff and a communications specialist, both from Washington County.


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