Hamilton nurse in South Carolina to assist American Red Cross

Several local people have made the trek to the Carolinas to help the American Red Cross during Tropical Storm Florence, which was downgraded from a hurricane on Friday.

Posted: Sep. 14, 2018 5:19 PM

Several local people have made the trek to the Carolinas to help the American Red Cross during Tropical Storm Florence, which was downgraded from a hurricane on Friday.

A nurse from Hamilton is working with the Disaster Health Services team. Mary Carol Yoshino is in North Charleston, South Carolina, where she’s working at a shelter house located in a high school. She says about 150 people are staying there.

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“I’m actually anticipating to see more residents coming into our shelter,” Yoshino said. “There are a few that left this morning, a few more than came in this morning. And I think that’s gonna be the story because … some of them have actually been here since Tuesday when the shelter opened.”

There are about a dozen other volunteers from eastern New York who are assisting the Red Cross during the storm. They’ll be in North Carolina and South Carolina for about two weeks.

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