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Westover Moving C-5Bs; Continuing FEMA Set-up

WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass. (WGGB) — With Sandy’s strong winds on the way, they’re not taking any chances at Westover Air Reserve Base.

All but two of the base’s C-5Bs are being evacuated to the MacDill Air Force Base in Florida to prevent wind damage.

Each of the planes costs about $179 million.

Meantime, a 30-member Federal Emergency Management team is at the base.

By Sunday evening, 77 tractor-trailers loaded with emergency supplies will be arriving. Meals, bottled water, cots, generators, tarps and other items will be directed from Westover to the hardest hit areas.