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SUMMARY OF HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS UNDERTAKEN AND COORDINATED BY U.S. SUGAR CORPORATION

 SUMMARY OF HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS UNDERTAKEN
 AND COORDINATED BY U.S. SUGAR CORPORATION
 CLEWISTON, Fla., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to media requests, following is a summary of the hurricane relief efforts undertaken and coordinated by U.S. Sugar Corporation:
 Three convoys that included over 40 vehicles of heavy
 equipment, 80 volunteer workers, water supplies, portable
 toilets, and a food kitchen from U.S. Sugar arrived in the
 disaster area Thursday, Aug. 27.
 Meals: A field kitchen was set up at the South Dade Government
 Center to provide meals for rescue workers and volunteers.
 The kitchen, which will provide 1,200 meals daily to
 paramedics, fire fighters, police officers, public works
 personnel, and other rescue workers, started serving meals on
 Thursday. The food will be cooked in Clewiston and trucked to
 the center, where it will be prepared and served by U.S. Sugar
 cooks, and members of "Ladies of the Lakes," a volunteer
 organization of wives of Clewiston area farmers.
 Toilets: 126 portable toilets were set up at 14 official
 disaster center locations, medical facilities, and
 distribution centers in the stricken area. The toilets will
 be serviced by the company daily.
 Water: 27 water tanks, and drinkable water, were provided for
 14 official disaster center locations, medical facilities, and
 distribution centers, including: three 300-gallon tanks for
 Baptist Hospital; Purdue Medical Center and a medical facility
 in the Homestead to provide water for dialysis; and three 300-
 gallon tanks of drinking water for the South Florida Water
 Management District compound in South Dade. U.S. Sugar will
 refill the tanks as necessary.
 Heavy Equipment: Four front-end loaders, four large-wheel
 tractors and several large chain saws with crews were sent to
 assist in efforts to open streets. This equipment and its
 crews have been assigned to an area that includes the Kendall
 area bordered on the east by U.S. 1, on the west by 157th
 Avenue, the north by Kendall Drive, and the south by Killian
 Parkway.
 Electricity: A 100-kilowatt generator has been sent to the
 South Dade Government Center and a 15-kilowatt generator was
 sent to a local propane gas distributor to enable him to
 provide gas for cooking.
 The U.S. Sugar crews that are manning this equipment will commute daily between Clewiston and South Dade, driving down in the morning and returning each night, so that they do not burden the already overtaxed resources of the disaster area.
 -0- 8/28/92
 /CONTACT: Sylvia Walters, director of corporate communications, 813-983-8121 (office) or 813-983-8360 (home)/ CO: U.S. Sugar Corporation ST: Florida IN: SU:


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