Nov 11, 2012 21:58 Moscow Time
Photo: RIA Novosti
On Monday, the 12th of November, the Russian Emergency Ministry is planning to send two planes with humanitarian aid to New York which was hit by Hurricane Sandy.
Two Iliushin-76 planes will deliver over 50 tons of humanitarian aid.
The planes are due to take off from the Ramenskoye airfield south-east of Moscow.
In New York, 98% of electric power has been restored to homes stripped of power supply by hurricane “Sandy”. This was reported by the energy company servicing the megalopolis.
At the moment, 20 thousand people are still without electricity.
After the hurricane more than a million people in the city had no electricity.
In New Jersey, where the elements left 2.7 million customers without electricity, efforts are still underway to restore power. Currently, 100 thousand are still without power supply.
About 900 New Yorkers whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy will be provided with temporary housing on the premises of a closed jail, The New York Times reports.
The Arthur Kill Correctional Facility in Staten Island was shut down in 201.
Meanwhile, about 40,000 residents of New York City have nowhere to live.
The tropical hurricane Sandy struck the US eastern coast at the end of October killing more than 100 people and inflicting billions of dollars in damages.
Voice of Russia, RIA, “Russia 24”, Vesti