Many Kansas emergency response volunteers have gone to help areas being battered by Hurricane Sandy along the East Coast.
Volunteers and professionals from
north-central Kansas are helping organize shelters and provide other
emergency aid. The hurricane moved toward land Monday and started to morph into a hybrid storm which could mean a wider radius of damage. However, the intensity of the storm should be lessened as it transforms into the hybrid storm.
Kansas Incident Management Team traveled to Maryland on Sunday to
support emergency responders there. The team will work in Maryland's Emergency Operations Center through Nov. 11.
Kansas National Guard is also helping out by sheltering military aircraft in Topeka
from areas affected by the hurricane. Six KC-135 tankers and crews from
Andrews Air Force Base arrived Sunday at Forbes Field.
The American Red Cross in north-central Kansas has also sent four responders to help in New York City and Baltimore.