Only on 2: Tulsa team of emergency responders leaves for east coast to assist with Sandy relief

TULSA - A group of Tulsa emergency responders headed to New York Wednesday to help with disaster relief after Superstorm Sandy pummeled much of the east coast.

The Tulsa crew is part of a statewide team headed to the east coast.   

The team who left early Wednesday morning includes two members of the Tulsa Police Department's Disaster Response Team, one member from the Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency, three Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers and the rest are part of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management.

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The Tulsa team members were selected because of their certification and expertise in emergency situations.

The group's plane took off from Tulsa International Airport at 6 a.m. Wednesday.  They will deploy from Albany, New York to help with the disaster relief.

The Oklahoma team of 10 has been called to help the State of New York Emergency Operations Center.  They're expected to be deployed for two weeks.

Governor Mary Fallin has also reached out to other states affected by Superstorm Sandy and more deployments may be possible.

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