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Annapolis Firefighters Help With Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Two Annapolis firefighters deployed to Garrett County to assist in its recovery efforts.

Two Annapolis firefighters were sent to Garrett County Thursday to help recovery from Hurricane Sandy.

Scott Keninitz and David Dushkin left Annapolis at noon after the Maryland Emergency Management Agency requested assistance, according to an announcement.

Sandy dumped 2 feet of snow and took out the power for more than 80 percent of Garrett County, according to The Baltimore Sun.

The county's emergency responders have been overwhelmed, and The Sun reports their abilities to clear roads and help residents have been hindered by dozens of fallen trees.

Keninitz and Dushkin are members of an Urban Search and Rescue team, known as Maryland Taskforce 2. The team specializes in search and rescue operations, trench and collapse rescues and high-angle rescues. 

The two firefighters will help emergency crews in Garrett County with structure evaluations, debris removal and storm mitigation for up to seven days.

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