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Elkhart Red Cross Director Returns from Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts


After serving victims of Sandy on the east coast the Director of the Elkhart County Chapter of the American Red Cross is now back in Michiana.  FOX28 caught up with him just after he got back into town Sunday.  Frank Connolly admits he's pretty tired.  He called this one of the most challenging disaster responses in his career.  He kept in contact with us via skype while he was away.  He was responsible for all Red Cross Shelters in the state of New York.  They opened 200 shelters there.
He said his team did a terrific job but says the recent Nor'easter made their jobs even more difficult.  "Nor'easter was first time I went through a storm within a storm and yeah we had to open more shelters in a rush, in a hurry.  Couple more very late nights, a lot of hard work," said Connolly.

He said there are still about 5,000 people in Red Cross Shelters in New York.

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