NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An aircraft carrier was spotted 3 miles off the coast of the Rockaways on Thursday afternoon.
Chopper 2 saw the military vessel in the Atlantic Ocean, a part of the federal response to superstorm Sandy.READ MORE: Search For Answers After 91-Year-Old Nicholas Rappa Found Dead After Being Tied Up, Beaten, Possibly Suffocated In His Pelham Manor Garage
It is a hopeful sight for folks in Queens, who were among some of the hardest hit residents during the storm.READ MORE: New York Auto Show Cancelled Due To COVID-19 Delta Variant Concerns
The presence of the naval ship means the helicopters circling our area to survey the damage and provide relief are self-sufficient. They will not have to visit nearby airports for fuel as they supply troops and manpower to the devastated residents in the Rockaways and the Tri-State area.MORE NEWS: NYPD Seeks Missing 13-Year-Old With Autism Nicholas Jennings, Say He May Need Medical Attention
The carrier is loaded with helicopters and is standing by to help folks evacuate if they have to.