Old Forge man helps with hurricane relief efforts

August 29, 2017
The Times Telegram (NY)

As an American Red Cross volunteer, John Vale has been trained in disaster assessment. Vale said during a telephone interview Monday night that was what he had planned to do when he was deployed to Texas in anticipation of the massive hurricane. His assignment has turned out different than originally planned. Vale said the punishing wind and rain over an extended period of time from the Category 4 storm made it difficult for him to do the disaster assessment, plus tornado warnings and dangerous floodwaters led to a shelter-in-place being issued.

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