Santa Fe woman volunteers to help during Hurricane Florence
September 12, 2018 07:32 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - More than ten million people are in the crosshairs of Hurricane Florence. Families are being asked to leave everything behind, but one Santa Fe woman is doing the opposite.
Georgia Cleverley is one of 700 disaster workers that will assist with the Red Cross' efforts.
"I feel a little trepidatious about it," Cleverley said. "When they (evacuees) come in, they are bedraggled, traumatized, emotionally, financially, mentally often physically. You just run 12 hours a day doing what you can to help out."
Cleverley has previously helped out in disaster areas, deploying to mass casualties, fires, and shootings. This time, Georgia will be gone for two weeks.
"Usually as a nurse, I work in the shelter," Cleverley told KOB. "So we set up a nurses station, where we do triage, some minor wound care, dispensing people their medications, getting people their prescriptions that they've lost, glasses that they've lost."
As the storm hits, the Red Cross is preparing to provide shelter for tens of thousands of people until they can return home or find other places to stay.
They are also deploying vehicles, equipment and relief supplies. They will continue to do so until it is no longer safe to travel.
Updated: September 12, 2018 07:32 PM
Created: September 12, 2018 07:31 PM
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