JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - As the East Coast continues recovery efforts following Superstorm Sandy, Mississippi is sending more help to the region.
On Sunday, about 50 members of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol's Special Operations Group made the 15-hour trip to New Jersey after a request from Gov. Chris Christie to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant.
Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain tells The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/Xde8WU ) the troopers are carpooling to minimize the number of vehicles driven to New Jersey.
Strain says the effort is not costing the state any extra money, as there is emergency fund money available to New Jersey which will be reimbursed to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
He says the troopers are prepared to spend as long as 15 days in New Jersey.
Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com
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