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NYPD nears delivery of million bottles of water

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The NYPD expects to have delivered a million bottles of water to Hurricane Sandy victims by the end of the month.

The NYPD says it had delivered 920,976 bottles of water by Thursday.  It has been delivering the bottles from its response base at Floyd Bennett Field on Staten Island.

It has also delivered 669,984 meals since it began making deliveries with the military to storm distribution centers in areas hit hard by the storm.

The NYPD has used box trucks on 791 missions to 705, according to information released by Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne.

NYPD Emergency Service Units also made deliveries to individual
homes and helped pump out flooded basements.


The NYPD says it also erected 500 light towers in blacked out areas, attaching power strips to them so that people could recharge flashlights, phones and other electronic devices.

Since Nov. 2, the department says it has transported:

997 pallets of food

1,370 pallets of water

178,814 blankets

2,731 cots

20,428 ponchos

2,370 wool coats

412 bags of clothing

28,732 heaters

2,492 personal towel kits

394 pallets cleaning supplies

13 pallets of water jugs

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