Mississippi Troopers on Duty in NJ

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

As the East Coast continues recovery efforts following Superstorm Sandy, Mississippi sent more help to the region.

About 50 members of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol's Special Operations Group left Sunday heading for New Jersey, after a request was made by Gov. Chris Christie to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain says the effort is not costing Mississippi any extra money. He said there is emergency fund money available to New Jersey, which will be reimbursed to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency through FEMA.

Strain says the troopers are prepared to spend as long as 15 days in New Jersey.

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