By Stan Frank, American Red Cross
Here’s a snapshot of how the Greater New York Region prepared in advance of Winter Storm Jonas and managed the effects of this historic weather event. (Thank you to Ronnie Rigos, Joe Spaccarelli, Liz Barker and Jessica Kirk for the photos.)
The Red Cross Emergency Operations Center was activated.
|Red Cross volunteers and employees met continually to discuss plans and strategy.|
|Emergency relief supplies, including comfort kits, flood supplies |
and blankets were mobilized for distribution.
|The massive 4-alarm fire on 9th Ave. displaced several families|
who were comforted by the Red Cross.
|Following 4-alarm fire on 9th Ave., a Red Cross Emergency Response |
\Vehicle was dispatched to assist affected residents and first responders.
|Long Island Red Cross Board Member and Public Affairs volunteer Craig Cooper shared |
vital preparedness and safety information with the media.
|In between fires and other incidents, Red Cross volunteers helped |
dig out fire hydrants buried under the snow near the Hell's Kitchen HQ.