Disaster team from Tennessee dispatched for hurricane

Disaster team from Tennessee dispatched for hurricane


CHATTANOOGA (AP) - A Disaster Medical Assistance team from Chattanooga has been activated and deployed to the east coast to as Hurricane Sandy approached the United States

Team Commander Ted Rogers said on Saturday that the group will stage in Maryland and be available to go anywhere in the northeast after the storm makes its way through the region.

The 50-person team is comprised of local healthcare professionals and support personnel, and is equipped with supplies and related items.

Hurricane Sandy, upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm, was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast, then hit two winter weather systems as it moves inland, creating a hybrid monster storm.

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