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Missouri groups respond to Hurricane Sandy disaster

Date: November 1, 2012
By: Lauren Bale
State Capitol Bureau

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Missouri organizations are sending volunteers to the East Coast to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
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Wrap: Missouri Task Force One, Ameren Electric and The American Red Cross of Greater St. Louis currently have nearly 500 volunteers on the East Coast providing assistance to victims of the hurricane and helping with the clean up process.

Peggy Barnhart, the Director of Communications for the American Red Cross of Greater St. Louis, says there's no shortage of work that needs to be done.

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Description: "The American Red Cross helps with immediate emergency need. Disaster, shelter, clothing, food and replacement medicines and medical equipment."

Hurricane Sandy left 68 dead in the U.S. and the amount of damage is estimated to be in the billions. Thousands of people are still without power.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Lauren Bale.

 

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A Missouri rescue team is providing hurricane relief in New York.
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Wrap: The eighty member team, called Missouri Task Force One, is sponsored by the Boone County Fire Protection District and is part of FEMA's Urban Search and Rescue Task Force.

Task Force Spokesman, Gale Blomenkamp said the team has a great deal of experience when it comes to helping during a disaster.

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Description: "The very first deployment of this team was on September 11th 2001 to the World Trade Center. And so from that point forward we have been obviously a federally funded team by FEMA and have been deployed multiple times across the country."

Blomenkamp said the team was prepared to conduct water searches and rescues.

Ameren electric and The American Red Cross of Greater St. Louis have also sent volunteers to the East Coast.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Lauren Bale.

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Missouri volunteers are helping out on the East Coast.
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Wrap: Missouri Task Force One, Ameren Electric and The American Red Cross of Greater St. Louis currently have nearly 500 volunteers stationed along the East Coast providing aid and comfort in response to the deadly hurricane.

Peggy Barnhart, the Director of Communications for the American Red Cross of Greater St. Louis says volunteers train year long in order to provide as much help as possible when a disaster occurs.

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Description: "Well the American Red Cross works all year so we have trained volunteers and staff ready to assist in an emergency, in a disaster at any time and in any place. But it takes an all year effort to make sure we are ready when the need arrives."

Hurricane Sandy left 68 dead in the U.S. and the amount of damage is estimated to be in the billions. Thousands of people are still without power.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Lauren Bale.


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