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North Country Red Cross helps Midwest flood victims

Flooding continues to plague the Midwest as a massive surge of rainwater pours down the Mississippi River. At least three Red Cross workers from the North Country have flown to the region to help with recovery efforts. Ed Gordon, from Queensbury, is a former fireman who volunteers with the Adirondack-Saratoga chapter of the Red Cross, headquartered in Glens Falls. Gordon told Brian Mann that he's helping to coordinate the huge number of volunteers pouring into the region.  Go to full article

Nat'l. Grid Criticized For Storm Response

State and local officials are taking issue with National Grid's response to a wind storm Friday that left hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers without electricity. About 11,00 customers were still in the dark this morning. State Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward has filed a complaint with the state Public Service Commission over what she calls National Grid's inadequate service and communication. Sayward represents Warren, Essex and Hamilton counties and part of Saratoga County. Sayward says crews didn't begin working to restore power in parts the district until two days after the storm. The Red Cross set up four shelters this weekend. Two were still open yesterday afternoon, one in Glens Falls and another in Johnsburg. About 300 people have used the shelters. That includes people who just grabbed a cup of coffee and people who stayed the night. Gregory Warner checked in with Chief Steve Studnicki of Johnsburg Fire Department yesterday afternoon. He said most people seemed to be coping on their own.  Go to full article

Hundreds in North Country Without Power Seek Shelter

Parts of the north country are still without power this morning, following Friday's powerful windstorm. At least two people died in the gale. National Grid says about 30,000 of its customers are still without power, most of them in rural parts of eastern New York. At the peak of the storm, more than 325,000 utility customers across New York state lost power. Parts of Moriah, Westport, and Saratoga Springs were still without electricity yesterday, braving single-digit temperatures. Brian Mann spoke Monday morning with Eileen Reardon, executive director of the Adirondack-Saratoga chapter of the Red Cross.  Go to full article

Red Cross Trains Local Recruits

The Red Cross runs over 300 shelters across the country, with over 60,000 evacuees, and more than 8500 volunteers. Last week Greg Warner spoke to Eileen Reardon, director of the Adirondack Saratoga Chapter of the Red Cross. She said she needed more volunteers. People have responded.

Adirondack-Saratoga Red Cross: 518 792-6545  Go to full article

Red Cross Expands Efforts

In the first days after Hurrican Katrina came ashore, the Red Cross called the disaster-relief effort the largest in its history. It looks worse now. Martha Foley spoke with Eileen reardon, executive director of the Red Cross Adirondack Saratoga Chapter.  Go to full article
Hurricane Katrina relief volunteers from the Adirondack Saratoga Chapter of the Red Cross.
Hurricane Katrina relief volunteers from the Adirondack Saratoga Chapter of the Red Cross.

Red Cross Volunteers Head South

The Red Cross says the response to Hurricane Katrina is the largest natural disaster effort in its history: half a million meals a day, along with water, other supplies, information, and comfort. Volunteers from the Adirondack Saratoga Red Cross Chapter were on their way south even as the hurricane was bearing down on the coast early Monday. They arrived in Baton Rouge last night. Edna Quesnel, Michel Lee and Terry LeMere were out of cell phone contact this morning, but had been in touch with Carmen Rau, director of development and communications for the chapter, last night. Martha Foley caught Rau on her way to work this morning.  Go to full article

Blood Supply Low

Storms that blanketed much of upstate New York are wreaking havoc with the blood supply for the American Red Cross. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Blood Supply Short this Summer

The Red Cross is coping with blood shortages as people's summer schedules kick in. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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