Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Craig Fugate told CBS News that his agency is providing support to all Eastern states. “Primarily, right now ... we’re assisting in New Jersey along some of the coastal communities. But this is a rapidly changing situation,” Fugate said. “We are very closely linked up with West Virginia, about the snow, and what may be needed there.”
Areas in West Virginia and other higher elevations received multiple feet of snow from Sandy when it merged with a cold front as it moved onshore, creating an unusual event that the Weather Channel called a “superstorm.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.