Melrose-On December 6th 2013 five members of the Freeport NY Fire Department, Patriot Hose Company No. 4, made the drive to the Melrose Fire Company to formally recognize the department for the assistance they provided during Hurricane Sandy back in October of 2012. The devastation brought about by the storm resulted in widespread damage to the eastern seaboard with extensive damage to many areas of New York and New Jersey. According to Robert Terry, former chief of the Freeport Patriot Hose Co. No.4, about two thirds of company sustained damage to their own homes as a result of the storm, making the ability to respond to emergency calls in the area that much more difficult.
Entire article is in the 12/26 edition of the Express.