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A police officer keeps watch as people wait on line to purchase gasoline on East Houston Street in Lower Manhattan following Superstorm Sandy on November 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A police officer keeps watch as people wait on line to purchase gasoline on East Houston Street in Lower Manhattan following Superstorm Sandy on November 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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TALLAHASSE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida law enforcement officers are in New Jersey to help in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

A team of 27 Florida law enforcement officers left for New Jersey Saturday night to help local authorities in Seaside Heights with curfew enforcement, respond to 911 calls, set up roadblocks and other patrol duties. That team is made up of officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

New Jersey is also getting help from Florida State Troopers. Florida is one of eight states which have sent troopers to help handle security checkpoint and conduct patrols in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Roughly 100 of Florida’s first responders have volunteered to help in the wake of Sandy.

Florida residents who are interested in helping survivors of Superstorm Sandy should visit www.VolunteerFlorida.org.

New Jersey State Police helped with rescue and recovery efforts in Louisiana after Katrina and Florida after Hurricane Andrew.

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