Elkhart Red Cross Director Returns from Hurricane Sandy Relief E - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

Elkhart Red Cross Director Returns from Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Posted:

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.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Mother charged in connection with death of 11-month-old son

    UPDATE: Mother charged in connection with death of 11-month-old son

    UPDATE: St. Joseph County Coroner Chuck Hurley says the cause of death of Micahyah Crocket was brain swelling due to lack of oxygen. The manner of death has been ruled to be a homicide.More >>
    UPDATE: St. Joseph County Coroner Chuck Hurley says the cause of death of Micahyah Crocket was brain swelling due to lack of oxygen. The manner of death has been ruled to be a homicide.More >>
  • Coroner rules death of Indiana teen a homicide

    Coroner rules death of Indiana teen a homicide

    A coroner says a high school freshman whose badly burned body was found in an Indianapolis backyard Sunday died of asphyxiation.More >>
    A coroner says a high school freshman whose badly burned body was found in an Indianapolis backyard Sunday died of asphyxiation.More >>
  • UPDATE: Police confirm the vehicle of missing woman was found burned

    UPDATE: Police confirm the vehicle of missing woman was found burned

    UPDATE: Elkhart Police confirm that when they found Reyes-Cortes' minivan in Wakarusa, it had been damaged by "an extensive fire.More >>
    UPDATE: Elkhart Police confirm that when they found Reyes-Cortes' minivan in Wakarusa, it had been damaged by "an extensive fire. More >>
Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

WSJV-TV FOX 28
58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267
Email: fox28news@fox28.com

All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.