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By Mount Vernon News
November 9, 2012 11:06 am EST

 

Long Island, still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, got hit by a snowstorm Wednesday.

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“It was a blizzard,” said Melody Brent of Apple Valley, working as a Red Cross volunteer in the storm-ravaged area.

“It was a white-out and traffic was moving only 10 miles an hour,” she said.

For a while, she said, they thought they might not be able to leave at the end of their 12-hour shift and that the replacement shift wouldn’t make it in, but they were able to get back to the staff shelter.

However, the staff took the situation in stride. “You do what you have to do,” she said.

Brent is now assistant shelter manager at the shelter at Nassau Community College. The shelter is set up to house 800 to 1,100 refugees on a temporary basis, but during the storm they were alerted that they might need to house more.

She said they checked their supplies and equipment and determined they could house up to 400 more, if necessary.

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