01 Nov '12, 9pm

US #military flying power equipment to storm area. With video. @DeptofDefense #Sandy

US #military flying power equipment to storm area. With video. @DeptofDefense #Sandy

An Edison truck is loaded into the cargo bay of a C-5 at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., during Hurricane Sandy relief efforts Nov. 1, 2012. Linda Welz/USAF An Edison truck is secured in the cargo bay of a C-5 aircraft at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., during Hurricane Sandy relief efforts Nov. 1, 2012. Linda Welz/USAF WASHINGTON -- In a rare airlift, the Defense Department is flying 17 aircraft from California to New York loaded with power generation equipment and crews to help restore electricity to the millions of homes and businesses devastated by Superstorm Sandy. The Pentagon says the 630 tons of equipment is being provided by Southern California power companies, including Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas and Electric Co. The equipment includes 10 double bucket trucks, nearly 20 pick-up trucks, and a number of other trucks and equipment, as well as a mobil...

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