11-1-12: Courtesy of WIVB. In spite of New York’s appeals for help, a relief team sent by Erie County was turned back. Six members of the Western District Incident Management Team deployed to Nassau County for seven days to manage the after effects of Superstorm Sandy, which left a trail of death and destruction along the East Coast. Erie County Executive’s Press Secretary Peter Anderson said, “These guys won’t be going door-to-door. They won’t be heading out and rescuing people unless that’s absolutely necessary. They are more there to serve in a supervisory capacity helping to administer relief efforts.