superstorm Sandy http://apr.org en Alabama EMA Workers Helping In New York http://apr.org/post/alabama-ema-workers-helping-new-york <P>A nine-member team from the Alabama Emergency Management Agency is helping in New York with the recovery effort from Superstorm Sandy.</P> <P>State EMA Director Art Faulkner said EMA teams from all over the country helped Alabama after the killer tornadoes in April 2011, and Alabama is pleased to return the favor.</P> <P>The Alabama group is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the Joint Field Office in Queens. They are expected to return to Alabama on Nov. 27.</P> <P>Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.</P> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 23:18:41 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 20615 at http://apr.org Alabama EMA Workers Helping In New York Ala. Utility Crew Returns Home http://apr.org/post/ala-utility-crew-returns-home <P>An Alabama utility crew heading to New Jersey has returned home, claiming it had to affiliate with a union to help with the recovery effort after Superstorm Sandy. But union officials, a New Jersey utility company and the governor say they were are mistaken.</P> <P>The general manager of Decatur Utilities, Ray Hardin, said a six-member crew left for Seaside Height, N.J. It got as far as a staging area in Virginia before returning home. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 21:46:18 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 20165 at http://apr.org Ala. Utility Crew Returns Home Huntsville Utilities Crews Responding To Sandy http://apr.org/post/huntsville-utilities-crews-responding-sandy <P>Huntsville Utilities is sending employees north to help with the superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.</P> <P>The city-owned utility is talking with organizations that coordinate power restoration following major storms to determine where the local workers are needed most.</P> <P>Utility spokesman Bill Yell says two three-person bucket crews and a three-person pole-setting crew will be heading out to help, most likely in the Washington, D.C., area.</P> <P>As they drive north Wednesday, the crews will have to go around heavy snow in the North Carolina and Virginia mountains.</P> <P>Huntsv Tue, 30 Oct 2012 22:07:24 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 20000 at http://apr.org Huntsville Utilities Crews Responding To Sandy