More Upper Midwest Red Cross volunteers head eastMore Red Cross volunteers from the Upper Midwest are heading east to help victims of Superstorm Sandy.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — More Red Cross volunteers from the Upper Midwest are heading east to help victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Six volunteers from the Fargo and Minot areas are driving emergency response vehicles to the East Coast. Last weekend, five volunteers went to New Jersey to work in emergency shelters.
The storm had small effects in the Dakotas, such as causing some delays for people in North Dakota renewing their driver's licenses. The Bismarck Tribune reports that was due in part to power outages that affected a Virginia-based association that helps verify information for licenses.
Some Dakotans felt a more personal impact. Pierre, S.D., 911 dispatcher Cindy Gross tells the Capital Journal that she had to use her job skills to convince her parents in Connecticut to get out of the storms’ path.