Capital Region volunteers helping with Florence aftermath


Some of the volunteers down south helping with the aftermath of Florence are from the Capital Region.

The Red Cross of Eastern New York sent about 40 volunteers down to their South Carolina headquarters.

CBS6 spoke with their COO, who says they've been working around the clock to make sure residents had somewhere to stay during the worst of Florence.

"The height of the storm on the 14th of September, South Carolina had 6,253 people in shelters. Last night people were getting back out into the community. We were down to 284 people in shelters,” said Ed Cubanski, COO of Eastern New York Red Cross.

CBS6 is told the Red Cross workers there will flow more resources to the North Carolina coast as teams assess that area.

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