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Three dozen CT Red Cross volunteers heading to Florida, other states to help victims of Hurricane Dorian

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FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — About 30 American Red Cross volunteers deployed to the Southeastern part of the country.


“We are hearing a lot of the frustration and a lot of the concern because everybody is following those forecasts minute by minute and trying to make the best decisions and it’s very nerve-wracking when you don’t know what’s going to happen,” said Region Disaster Officer for CT and RI, Neil Brockway.

He’s from Windsor and is currently in Orlando, Florida. He has a lot of experience responding to hurricanes. He helped during Harvey, Florence, Maria, Matthew, Michael, and Ike.

“We have to be able to pivot, to be flexible and move and move resources quickly and those are the lessons I’ve learned in numerous past hurricane responses,” said Brockway.

The Red Cross says they need donations and additional volunteers to help those impacted by the storm.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal urges others to make contributions to aid programs and avoid scams. He will visit the Farmington American Red Cross center at 12:30 p.m.

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