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: Times Square Shooting: Intense Manhunt Continues; Sources Say Shooter Known To Police For Illegal Vending In Area
It is a hopeful sight for folks in Queens, who were among some of the hardest hit residents during the storm.READ MORE: Mother's Day Bliss: Moms Enjoy A Day Of Pampering, Family And Fine Foods At Various NYC Restaurants
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: Cyberattack Prompts Major Pipeline Operator To Halt Operations; What Will It Potentially Mean For Gas Prices?
The carrier is loaded with helicopters and is standing by to help folks evacuate if they have to.