PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A team of state troopers and Cumberland County Sheriff's deputies have left for New Jersey to assist local law enforcement during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland says the team of eleven state troopers and four deputies was assembled over the past two days with assistance from the Maine Emergency Management Agency. Of the eleven troopers, two previously lived in New Jersey, and two of the four deputies served in Louisiana during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The team left Sunday morning to serve eight days as law enforcement officers in New Jersey. They are due to arrive Sunday evening, and will begin patrolling Monday.

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