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Navy Sends Warships to Hardhit New York, New Jersey Area

The U.S. Navy is sending three large-deck amphibious ships to waters off of New York and New Jersey to offer assistance in storm recovery and relief.

“The Navy is moving ships to be closer to the areas affected by the hurricane,” Rear Admiral John Kirby, the service’s chief spokesman, said in a blog posting yesterday.

The Pentagon said in a separate update on military assistance that 10,000 Army and Air Force National Guard personnel have been mobilized to provide support in the 13 states that were hit hardest by superstorm Sandy.

While the three ships haven’t been officially assigned to post-storm duties, Kirby said the moves “will allow our forces to be best-postured to minimize the amount of time it will take these forces to get on station” if needed.

The USS Wasp, USS San Antonio and USS Carter Hall are being sent from Norfolk, Virginia. The San Antonio is the lead ship in the new $18.8 billion, 12-ship LPD-17 class. The three vessels are capable of carrying Navy helicopters or refueling Army choppers.

The Wasp was already out to sea riding out the storm when it headed north “to be better positioned,” Kirby said, and the other ships were ordered to follow.

Sending Pumps

In other moves by the military, the Pentagon said in an e-mailed statement that the U.S. Transportation Command airlifted about 120 medical personnel to New York City to reinforce staff providing care to nursing home residents and at-risk elderly patients.

Transport aircraft also were on standby and medical personnel were being brought in from Colorado, Ohio and Texas.

The Army Corps of Engineers has received 25 assignments so far from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including missions in New York City to deliver and use “high-volume” water pumps to drain flooded areas, according to the Pentagon.

The equipment includes 25 pumps being shipped from New Orleans. The U.S. Northern Command, which is coordinating the military’s assistance, is providing an additional 100 pumps to FEMA, the Pentagon said.

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