Hurricane Irma: 800 tractor trailers part of massive FEMA staging point in Alabama

Hurricane Irma: 800 tractor trailers part of massive FEMA staging point in Alabama
Al.Com ^ | Sep 8, 2017 | Leada Gore

Posted on 9/12/2017, 8:48:31 AM by commish

As many as 800 tractor trailers loaded with relief supplies are at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery waiting to be deployed to Florida and Georgia as the areas brace for Hurricane Irma.

Col. Eric K. Shafa, Commander of the 42nd Air Base Wing at Maxwell, said the installation is serving as staging area for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Tractor trailers began rolling into Maxwell yesterday and will be deployed, if needed, after the storm. The trucks contain supplies such as water, food, generators and cots.

“This is a significant hurricane and our hearts and prayers go out to our friends and the families down in Florida,” Shafa said. “We’re willing to help out in any way we can.”

Crews from FEMA and the Defense Logistics Agency are at Maxwell to receive relief supplies and direct distribution following the storm.

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