Absentee ballots sent to Beach-based search and rescue team

Absentee ballots sent to Beach-based search and rescue team

Members of Virginia Task Force 2 get the opportunity to vote

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on November 5, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 13 at 3:34 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH - Members of Va. Task Force 2, the Va. Beach-based search and rescue team, are absentee voting while working up north in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  

Battalion Chief Tim Riley says the Virginia Beach Fire Department sent a courier to 17 registrar offices from the Eastern Shore to Orange County, NJ to make sure the men and women can legally vote.

“We sent a courier (2 firefighters) with sealed envelopes to our 90 deployed members stationed in NJ,” Riley stated.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency placed Team 2 on alert October 29 and members arrived the next day. They've been searching for survivors and going door to door checking on people who may have been stranded inside their homes.

 

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