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Walla Walla plans to aid with Hurricane Sandy relief

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WALLA WALLA, Wash. - 15 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees from the Walla Walla District are providing support to areas expected to be impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

District Emergency Management Officials said the Walla Walla District sent 14 emergency power team members on Sunday to help FEMA emergency operation centers in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Officials said one more emergency power expert from Walla Walla District's Little Goose Lock and Dam left to support FEMA Region III in Pennsylvania.

The volunteer teams provides backup electrical power anywhere and are ready to deploy when disaster strikes.

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