A detachment of Ventura County based Seabees has been deployed in New York, and New Jersey to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
110 members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five, from Naval Base Ventura County, who had been preparing for a deployment in the Pacific were instead sent east. They will initially help with efforts to remove water from urban areas. The team is equipped with 30 pumps, 20 generators, and other supplies for field operations. The team is expected to be in the region for about a month to assist with relief efforts, a rare stateside deployment for the unit.