On the road on Long Island: APD police cars

albany police car long island Patrick Sheufelt NYSPAmong the assistance that's made its way from the Capital Region to the greater New York City area for Sandy recovery: police cars. The Albany Police Department says it's loaned two of its cars to the Long Beach Police Department on Long Island (that's a photo of one of them on the right).

Long Beach is on a narrow strip of land on the south shore of Long Island, near New York City -- the storm knocked out power, contaminated the water supply, flood buildings, picked up vehicles, and pushed sand through the streets. APD spokesman Steven Smith says a majority of the LBPD's vehicles were damaged during the storm and the New York State Emergency Operations Center sent out a statewide request for police vehicles that could be sent to help. "Chief Krokoff felt that it was very important to assist them during this time of need."

Smith says one of the patrol cars the APD sent is a reserve car and the other was used for training at the police academy. He says there's an agreement to loan the cars for four weeks, with an option to extend the loan if the Long Beach PD still needs the vehicles.

photo: Trooper Patrick Sheufelt, New York State Police via APD

Comments

My friend is on a volunteer fire crew that went to Long Island.

From his facebook:
"FINALLY deployed to Long Island to participate in rescue/recovery/firefighting operations for 3 days with the Clifton Park Fire Department. wish us luck!"
"Update: stationed in long beach at a firehouse... No heat or showers limited power and a row of outhouses as our facilities but high spirits so far. We are the responding ladder company to all structure fires and fire alarms. Damage here is pretty extensive"

Bless them all!
Hope things get better soon!
What besides giving out donuts, coffee, and blankets is the Red Cross doing to help?
When we lost everyting in a block fire in 1965 they only offered us 2 nights in a motel!
Meanwhile Elizabeth Dole earned money BIG TIME!
Am going to contact my niece, who is a social worker in N.J,. to ask her who is the best charity to give to right now.

Great that APD stepped up. Lets wish them the best of luck and a safe return!

Thank you for the assist, Capital Region brothers and sisters....it is appeciated

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