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Arriva Sandy, l’uragano più potente della storia degli USA, qualcosa di terribile, formidabile, qualcosa che Katrina a confronto è nulla.

 

E così New York si blocca e diventa spettrale: 7.400 voli cancellati, eventi annullati, oltre 370.000 persone evacuate da Brooklyn e Lower Manhattan.

 

E così come porti ed aeroporti sono ferme anche le scuole e le stazioni ferroviarie e la metropolitana.

 

L’uragano, come si diceva molto più potente di Katrina, interesserà circa 50 milioni di americani e potrebbe creare black out diffusi e prolungati. Non immune neanche Wall Street: gli scambi saranno esclusivamente online mentre il trading floor sarà chiuso a partire da domani: non accadeva da 27 anni, all’epoca in occasione di un altro uragano, Gloria.

 

Di seguito alcune immagini satellitari dell'uragano più forte di sempre:

 

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L'Air Force si mobilita per i soccorsi ....

 

.... dal "Daily Report" dell'AFA di questa mattina ....

 

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Airmen Gear Up for Sandy Relief Efforts ....

 

Airmen from near and far were poised to help civil authorities in rescue and recovery efforts on the US East Coast after Tropical Storm Sandy made landfall in southern New Jersey on the evening of Oct. 29.

 

Overall, there were already some 6,700 National Guard airmen and soldiers on state active duty on Monday or in the process of activating to support the governors of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia, according to a Pentagon release .... http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15647

 

Among the extensive Air Force support activities, more than 100 California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., were preparing to travel to the East Coast with two MC-130P aircraft and two HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopters to assist, according to a wing release .... http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123324146

 

Ahead of Sandy's landfall, a rapid-response team of approximately 65 air mobility specialists from JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., repositioned out of the storm's path to MacDill AFB, Fla., to stand ready to deploy to the affected areas to establish air hubs for moving relief supplies, states a McGuire release .... http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123324115

 

Mobility airmen at Scott AFB, Ill., were ready to plan, schedule, and execute airlift, air refueling, and aeromedical evacuation operations, according to a Scott release .... http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123324025

 

Air Forces Northern deployed emergency preparedness liaison officers to assist civil authorities in preparing for relief efforts.

 

It also dispatched Joint Air Component Coordination Element teams to Boston, Philadelphia, and Trenton, N.J., to manage Air Force relief assets.

 

Further, US Northern Command activated Dover AFB, Del.; McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst; and Westover ARB, Mass., as incident support bases for staging federal support equipment and supplies, states a release .... http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123324184

 

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U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. fly aboard a JB MDL-based C-17 Globemaster III, Oct. 28, 2012.

The CRW was deploying an air mobility contingency response team of approximately 65 Airmen from JB MDL to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. out of the path of Hurricane Sandy.

This movement will ensure Air Mobility Command maintains the capability to respond to natural disasters or worldwide contingencies.

 

(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Parker Gyokeres)

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Si riparano i danni nelle basi dell'Air Force colpite dalla tempesta ....

 

.... dal "Daily Report" dell'AFA di questa mattina ....

 

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East Coast Bases Recover from Sandy ....

 

Airmen at Dover AFB, Del., and JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., were busy on Oct. 30 cleaning up debris and fallen trees and dealing with property damage, minor flooding, and power outages after Superstorm Sandy hit both installations on the previous day.

 

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Dover officials expected the base to return to normal operations on Oct. 31, while McGuire leadership anticipated that "most operations" would resume by then.

 

"We're just thankful our folks weathered the storm without serious injury and that we continue to support recovery operations in the local area by hosting the FEMA team here," said Col. John Wood, McGuire commander, in a base release.

 

http://www.mcguire.af.mil/library/biographies/bio.asp?id=14584

 

Officials at both installations credited diligent preparation with preventing more serious damage and disruptions.

 

For example, already on the morning of Oct 30, Dover's airmen had reopened the base's airfield, according to a Dover release.

 

"One of the main things we learned is not to worry about exactly where the storm is going to hit," said SMSgt. John Tingle, 436th Civil Engineer Squadron operations flight superintendent at Dover.

 

"We need to prepare for the worst case scenario possible . . . and recover the base through any challenge."

 

Dover report by TSgt. Jeremy Larlee .... http://www.dover.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123324342

 

McGuire report by 2nd Lt. Alexis McGee .... http://www.mcguire.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123324386

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Dover AFB ....

 

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Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst ....

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Continua l'impegno nei soccorsi ....

 

.... dal "Daily Report" dell'AFA di questa mattina ....

 

 

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New York Air Guardsmen Mobilize for Sandy Relief ....

 

Seventy-five members of the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing in Newburgh, together with an equal number of airmen from the state's 107th AW in Niagara Falls, deployed as part of the statewide response to aid in the recovery efforts after Superstorm Sandy ravaged parts of the state earlier this week.

 

The Newburgh airmen are part of a joint task force conducting relief operations in Manhattan, according to an Oct. 31 release.

 

http://www.105aw.ang.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123324500

 

The Niagara Falls airmen are staging from Camp Smith Training Site just north of Peekskill. Both contingents of are made up of volunteers.

 

These New York Air Guardsmen are part of the approximately 10,000 National Guard airmen and soldiers on duty supporting the Sandy relief efforts in 13 eastern seaboard states as of midday on Oct. 31, announced the Pentagon.

 

http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15651

 

Among their contributions to civil authorities, the Guard forces are providing communications, shelter, and engineering support; evacuation and security capability; high-water vehicle support; high-water search and rescue; debris removal; and transportation, according to the Defense Department.

 

Niagara Falls report by Capt. Elaine J. Nowak .... http://www.ang.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123324428

 

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Seventy-five volunteers from the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing in Newburgh, together with an equal number of volunteers from the state's 107th AW in Niagara Falls, deployed as part of the statewide response to aid in the recovery efforts after Superstorm Sandy ravaged parts of the state just days before, announced both wings on Oct. 31, 2012.

Here, 107th AW loadmasters move cargo onto a C-130 aircraft for the unit's deployment to New York City, Oct. 30, 2012.

 

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Ancora presto per poter valutare l'impatto dell'uragano sulla gestione finanziaria delle compagnie aeree ....

 

Sandy's impact on airline financials too early to tell ....

 

The consensus among airlines is that there will be an impact from the storm but that it is too early to say by how much.

Fonte .... http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/sandys-impact-on-airline-financials-too-early-to-tell-378389/

 

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Travelers on Delta Airlines look at a departure screen Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Detroit.

Dozens of departing flights have been canceled at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport as a looming superstorm locks down flights to the East Coast.

Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain.

 

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Arrivano i rinforzi ....

 

.... dal "Daily Report" dell'AFA di questa mattina ....

 

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Air Mobility at its Finest ....

 

Twelve C-17s and five C-5s manned with Active Duty, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve Command crews on Nov. 1 began what Pentagon Press Secretary George Little dubbed a "significant airlift event" to help civilian authorities restore power in the Superstorm Sandy-ravaged northeastern United States.

 

Mobility airmen and machines from 12 bases across the nation started arriving at March ARB, Calif., on Thursday morning local time to pick up approximately 10 civilian power experts and 632 short tons of equipment and supplies, including 69 vehicles from the Southern California Edison Utility company, for transport to Stewart ANG Base in Newburgh, N.Y.

 

Among the vehicles were 10 cherry picker trucks, four line trucks, a flat-bed digger, eight "trouble trucks" and a mobile command center, Little told reporters.

 

Once offloaded at Stewart, the vehicles would move out to support the power-restoration activities in the New York area.

 

"This operation demonstrates the strength of our air mobility system, said Col. James Finney, vice commander of March's 452nd Air Mobility Wing, a Reserve unit.

 

He added, "By leveraging our reserve component, in partnership with our Active Duty airmen, we are able to provide rapid response to national requirements.

 

This is Total Force global mobility at its finest."

 

AFPS report by Jim Garamone .... http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=118406

 

March report by Linda Welz .... http://www.march.afrc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123324729

 

and Scott release .... http://www.amc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123324618

 

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Twelve C-17s and five C-5s manned with Active Duty, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve Command crews on Nov. 1, 2012, began airlifting 632 short tons of equipment and supplies, including 69 vehicles from the Southern California Edison Utility company, from March ARB, Calif., to Stewart ANG Base in Newburgh, N.Y. The equipment is meant to help civil authorities restore power in the Superstorm Sandy-ravaged northeastern United States.

Here, airmen at Stewart offload one of the trucks from a C-5, Nov. 1, 2012.

 

Army photo by MSgt. Corine Lombardo

 

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Coming Home ....

 

.... dal "Daily Report" dell'AFA di questa mattina ....

 

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Back from Sandy Safehavens ....

 

Most of the aircraft evacuated from several Air Force bases on the US East Coast, such as Dover AFB, Del., and JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., to avoid Superstorm Sandy have since returned home, representatives from those installations told the Daily Report.

 

For example, as of Oct. 31, six KC-135 tankers from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 108th Wing had returned to McGuire, said a base spokesman on Nov. 1.

 

They had flown to McConnell AFB, Kan., on Oct. 27 to avoid Sandy's wrath.

 

Similarly safely back at McGuire are KC-10s of the 305th Air Mobility Wing, said the spokesman.

 

Seven of them had sought shelter at Grand Forks AFB, N.D., while one each went to Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., and Homestead ARB, Fla.

 

McGuire officials had also dispatched five of the 305th AMW's C-17s to MacDill AFB, Fla., while two moved to JB Charleston, S.C.

 

Five of those C-17s returned home on Oct. 31, while the remaining two were conducting missions away from McGuire, said the spokesman.

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Un primo bilancio ....

 

Sandy Short Tons ....

 

Air Force airlifters have flown more than 200 sorties, hauling some 3,000 tons of relief cargo and 700 responders to East Coast communities damaged by Superstorm Sandy ....

Fonte .... http://www.airforce-magazine.com/DRArchive/Pages/2012/November%202012/November%2009%202012/SandyShortTons.aspx

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