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LA Electrical Workers Help with Sandy Aftermath

Workers from Southern California made the trip to New York to help Sandy victims restore electricity.

New York has slowly gained back power after Sandy hit last week (Courtesy of Instragram user @notsam).
New York has slowly gained back power after Sandy hit last week (Courtesy of Instragram user @notsam).
Many homes and businesses in New York are still without power after Hurricane Sandy, and electric companies in the Los Angeles area are sending workers and equipment to the East Coast to lend their services.

Sixty Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employees worked alongside the Long Island Power Authority on Monday to help restore electricity in the suburbs east of New York City. Thirty workers from Anaheim, Riverside and Pasadena also joined LADWP.

LAPWP brought three dozen trucks and support vehicles as well.

According to Joseph Ramallo of the LADWP, the support team left Sunday from March Air Reserve Base near Moreno Valley. It took nine flights to transport all of the team's equipment across the country.

The trip was approved by the City Council last Wednesday, two days after the brunt of the storm hit the East Coast.

"[I'm] proud that crews from the DWP will head to New York to join the enormous and complex effort to restore power to so many people who are suffering," said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

As of Monday, over 400,000 New Yorkers are still without power.

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