National Pump & Compressor, a Beaumont, Texas-based equipment rental company has mobilized and set up more than 125 Pioneer Pumps, thousands of feet of pipe and hose, generators and light towers at sites all over New York City in response to flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy.
“We have been working non-stop since Wednesday,” NPC vice president Michael Nix said. “We are working with environmental and industrial restoration firms as well as government disaster relief groups to dewater the New York City subway tunnels as well as hundreds of basements all over the city. This is by far the largest disaster-recovery effort we’ve made in our company's history. We will be here as long as it takes to make sure New York City gets back on its feet.”
The NPC has faced a large challenge in dewatering the basements of public housing facilities in Coney Island and Far Rockaway, the company said. “The basements and boiler rooms of these public housing units need to be pumped dry in order to restore electricity,” said NPC pump sales engineer Craig Johnson. “Tens of thousands of people live in these buildings and they are relying on us."
"This is an unprecedented recovery effort for us," added NPC President Bill Kiker. "We are proud to be able to support this city in its time of need."