Scores of US evacuees arrive in NJ from Haiti

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MCGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE, N.J. (AP) — Three military cargo planes have flown more than 240 Americans from earthquake-ravaged Haiti to a New Jersey military base.

Rep. John Adler said Friday that the evacuees to McGuire Air Force base include Americans and several Haitians who are to be reunited with relatives in the United States.

The base has set up a center where the evacuees can get warm clothing, be examined by a doctor and receive mental health counseling.

Base spokeswoman Angel (AYN’-jel) Lopez says the C-17 Globemaster 3 aircraft flew military personnel and equipment to the disaster area and returned with the evacuees.

Lopez says the 621st Contingency Response Wing deployed to help with the distribution of aid as part of the humanitarian effort.

(This version CORRECTS the number of Americans to more than 240, instead of more than 250.)