Relief supplies on standby at Albany's Marine base

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - Tractor-trailer rigs are lined up at the Albany Marine Base and are ready to roll to help with relief when Hurricane Ike makes landfall.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency alerted base officials
Friday, and the trucks soon were rolling in from Fort Gillem
outside Atlanta.

Wherever Hurricane Ike makes landfall, FEMA wants to be ready to
provide food and water for one million people a day for three days.
So they moved water and military meals ready to eat to Albany.

The Army Corps of Engineeers also has six trucks loaded with 50
heavy duty generators in Albany, as well as satellite communication
equipment.

The Albany Marine Base is already a safe haven location where
other military bases send Marines to escape storm threats.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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