Incident Management Team Returns from East Coast Assistance
The second group of Hoosiers sent to the East Coast to assist with recovery after Hurricane Sandy has returned to Indiana.
The Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) deployed November 11th to Long Beach, New York.
Incident Commander Diane Nack says her team of 37 members arrived 2 weeks following the disaster and found the area still without electricity, water or sewer service. Her team worked with local management and government officials to provide a variety of services including volunteer and donation management, debris management, public information, and long term recovery.
This was the first time the IMAT took their services out of the state and Nack says the functioned as well as could be expected under the circumstances.
The team members consisted of public safety professionals from The Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana University, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and Indiana State Police.