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were killed, she recalled.
knew there was a need, she said. was able to get time off, so I have the availability and the skills. Of course I would step up. lot of our people are trained in operating evacuation centres, added Jensen, noting the Cornwallites may be tasked with registrations and identifying evacuees needs.
Cornwall Peggy Keating received the call for help on Wednesday, giving her just a few hours to pack before boarding a plane heading west Thursday.
likely will be doing door to door assessments, he added.
said he spent most of last weekend calling their roster of helpers.
pretty sure I (go), she said, just hours before the request came. just a matter of when. There are people leaving every day. said willing workers were entered into a database, allowing the Red Cross Alberta headquarters to match skills and availability to vacancies.
were requested to be on site to provide comfort. People recognize the vest and the red cross as being there in times of crisis.
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got a group of people that are preparing to go to Alberta, he said. lot of people from Ontario are already on their way. than 100,000 residents have been displaced as rivers overflowed their banks in southern Alberta, sparking states of emergency in nearly two dozen communities.
Power outages, sewage leaks and other issues have also affected municipalities in one of the costliest natural disasters in the province history.
She said she expects to be stationed at an evacuation centre when she arrives in Alberta her specific destination is still unknown as she is well versed in the procedures to run operations with food and clothing distribution.
When she moved to Cornwall three years ago, Keating quickly connected with the local branch. She was on call last weekend, when a fire broke out at a Cumberland Street apartment building and 16 people required Red Cross support.
A volunteer since 2006, Keating said she has extensive training in disaster relief and has assisted during fires, floods, snowstorms and even a helicopter crash near in her Newfoundland hometown several years ago.
certainly the most unique experience I had, she added.
Keating said the Alberta government recently tasked the Red Cross with handling applications for a $1 billion provincial fund to help residents rebuild.
Five local Red Cross volunteers have offered to join the relief efforts, and will be deployed in the next few days.
CORNWALL A handful of Cornwall residents will be winging their way to Alberta this week, straight into the Adidas Climachill Uk middle of a disaster flooding the prairie province.
for Red Cross duties shortly after her mother accessed the agency programs during an illness.
Thousands have flooded into shelters, where the Red Cross is providing cots, meals, hygiene kits and a network to connect separated family members.
In her first out of province deployment, Keating has offered the maximum three weeks to assist with flood relief efforts.
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