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Va-based Army unit NY-bound for storm recovery

Friday - 11/2/2012, 3:50pm  ET

PETERSBURG, Va. - Soldiers from an Army unit based at Fort Lee are on the way to New York City to help pump water from areas flooded by Superstorm Sandy.

Officials from the Petersburg military post say 24 men and women from the 108th Quartermaster Company.

The soldiers spent Thursday preparing and loading gear and supplies, including a half-dozen 350 gallon-per-minute pumps, fuel, food, cots and other items.

First Lt. Melanie Wells says the unit is get up there and see what they can do to help people get back in their homes.

The soldiers are scheduled to be deployed for one or two weeks.


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