Rain for Rent Supplies Superstorm Sandy Support

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             On Oct 24, 2012, at the news of a coming “Frankenstorm,” Rain for Rent began to mobilize equipment and personnel from the Western and Southern United States.

What later became known as Superstorm Sandy devastated the eastern seaboard of the United States on Oct 29. The hurricane brought a storm surge and sent 10-ft walls of water through New York and New Jersey, affecting millions of residents and companies in the area and killing more than 130 people.

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As the storm passed, the flood waters remained and Rain for Rent’s mobilization and emergency preparedness helped residents and businesses across the affected areas. Equipment was dispatched to various sites to support the needs of the Northern New Jersey and the New York City metro area.

In all, more than 530 pumps were mobilized to the New York/New Jersey area along with 100 Rain for Rent employees to help the residents and companies of the Eastern U.S. grapple with dewatering to begin recovery. Areas that Rain for Rent pumping equipment and personnel aided included New York tunnels, transformer vaults and lower Manhattan basements, as well as New Jersey refineries and train stations
Rain for Rent continues to provide ongoing support for storm recovery.

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