Super Storm Sandy Ripple Effects Felt in the Desert
CREATED Oct. 30, 2012
The ripple effects from the super storm can be felt here at home. West coast airports are reporting massive delays. At Palm Springs International Airport, though, it was largely business as usual with no flights canceled.
But several local hotels are now reporting East Coast guests are having to extend their stay in the valley.
The American Red Cross is asking for your help assisting the storm victims. It needs people to donate blood and money. Already it has sheltered 11,000 storm victims.
"What the Red Cross is doing to help these folks is to shelter, provide food and clothing, and there's been over 17,000 disaster workers deployed," said Coachella Valley Red Cross worker Kathy Ashkins.
You can make a donation by:
- Texting 90999
- Visiting RedCross.Org
- Or calling 1-800 red cross
If you have loved ones on the East Coast and haven't been able to reach them, visit the American Red Cross' "Safe and Well" page to see if your loved one shows up in their listings.