The U.S.S. Wright is U.S. Navy Ready Reserve Force vessel currently assisting with Hurricane Sandy Relief.
Credit photo courtesy U.S. Navy
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — People in the Northeast are seeing some progress following back-to-back storms.
For the first time in 11 days, almost all of Connecticut's homes and businesses have power. Fewer than 20,000 New York City customers remain in the dark. But power crews still have a lot to do in New Jersey and Long Island where hundreds of thousands are still without electricity.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Tennesseans are at work on the East Coast, helping get Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts underway.
The Church of Christ Disaster Relief ministry in Nashville says it’s already sent two semi-trailer loads of emergency food supplies to locations in New York and New Jersey. Two more truckloads will be leaving Nashville Friday. Volunteers were in the ministry’s warehouse Friday morning filling additional boxes with food.
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — National Park rangers were trying to rescue an Appalachian Trail hiker in trouble in 4-5 foot snowdrifts left by Superstorm Sandy Friday.
Two rangers were searching on foot Friday morning, looking for the man in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
A park spokeswoman says the hiker used his cell phone to call 911 Thursday afternoon. He spoke to dispatchers again Friday morning and said he was hunkering down at his location and might not be able to hike out.