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The American Red Cross

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Red Cross is continuing its relief operation throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast to shelter and assist people affected by Superstorm Sandy. Steve Bayer, American Red Cross spokesman, talks about what the Red Cross is doing to help after this disaster—and what it does to help after all kinds of disasters and emergencies.

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Comments [6]

Jessie Henshaw from Way Uptown

An interesting "news item" that the Notify NYC site [https://a858-nycnotify.nyc.gov/notifynyc/] seems to have not been used to send out emergency notices for 24 hours... so may be down and unusable!!! That's a kind of interesting, like losing your emergency flashlight...

Oct. 31 2012 02:02 PM
Niki from UWS

What about delivering water to people on the lower east side who need it? The situation seems to be getting much worse and people need help!

Oct. 31 2012 01:58 PM
Diane from White Plains

I can't reach Adirondack Insurance Company. Phone line is broken according to their roadside service line. I want to go to a hotel (no heat, hot water.) help.

Oct. 31 2012 01:57 PM
Amy from Manhattan

A friend sent an email about what kinds of donations are needed, incl. 1 thing that many people might not think of: ways to charge cell phones.

The rest of the list is: food (prepared or easy to prepare), bottled water,
flashlights, batteries, candles, towels, socks.

Oct. 31 2012 01:56 PM
jon from West Village

Your caller is correct. The West Village is the same.
No help, no shelters here, no cell, no power, water, heat, food.
NOBODY WILL COVER THIS.

I've had to help several elderly people make cell calls.

THERE ARE NO SHELTERS for these people -- the closest shelters are miles away, literally.

Oct. 31 2012 01:52 PM
Laura from UWS

I'd like to suggest that WNYC and other stations broadcast Red Cross advice on a regular basis. It would be good to tell listeners how to pack a 'go bag' and what to do to make water safe for drinking, using bleach or whatever. . . . .What to have on hand always, for sheltering in place. Thanks.

Oct. 31 2012 01:16 PM

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