Humvee and Generator Put to Use During Hurricane Sandy

After Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the east coast, the Woodbury first selectman shared how the town weathered the storm.


After the stress of Tropical Storm Irene and the October snowstorm, the town of Woodbury wasn't looking forward to Hurricane Sandy and the potential for extended outages, again.

But thanks to a Humvee and 30K generator, things were a lot easier during this storm.

"During Hurricane Sandy, the Humvee transported the 30K generator off-road to an area behind the Senior Community Center to power up the building [after it] lost power during the storm," Woodbury First Selectman Gerald 'Jerry' Stomski stated in a press release.

The Senior Community Center acts as the primary shelter in town during emergencies. During Hurricane Sandy, it was used as a comfort station and provided showers and water and acted as a charging station for cell phones and electronics, he said.


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The Right Price

The Department of Defense Surplus Equipment Program provided the Humvee and generator to the town free of charge, according to Stomski.

"The Humvee also played a pivotal roll this summer when it was used off-road by the police to access an inaccessible area to confiscate a large planting of marijuana," he said.

The Humvee is also used to patrol Nonnewaug Falls, where Stomski said underage drinking, dirt biking and illegal camping occur.

"We are extremely happy to have acquired this equipment," he said. "It has already proven its value to the town."

Canokes December 11, 2012 at 02:21 AM
I think it's absurd to have such a vehicle in a town hell bent on cutting kids sports and school programs when they can achieve the same results in the 4 WD explores they have This isn't a vehicle to be used to chase the towns kids around in Instead allow business in the town that will keep kids from doing the behaviors the deem Humvee worthy


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