RELIEF FOR THE EAST; WHAT HUMBOLDT COUNTY IS DOING TO HELP OUT
People from Humboldt County are helping out with the devastation of Hurricane Sandy on the east coast
Pacific Gas and Electric is sending out some employees from the Humboldt area to help get power back on in those eastern states.
There also is a representative from the Humboldt County Chapter of the American Red Cross, in Tom’s Ferry, N.J.
PG&E announced today they would send 150 employees from Central and Northern California to restore power in New York.
“There’s a handful of employees coming out of Humboldt here that will be assisting in the restoration efforts back east,” said Ivan Marruffo of pg&e.
The employees will depart from Sacramento within the next couple of days and land at the West Chester airport.
“A lot of them will be leaving this afternoon,” Marruffo said.
Trish, a volunteer from the Humboldt County Chapter of the American Red Cross is already in New Jersey.
“she'll be working with the people who are actually evacuating to the locations,” said Program Director Barbara Caldwell. “She'll be helping them with their needs, whatever it might be.”
The last time Caldwell heard from Trish was on Sunday, when it was confirmed she made it to the relief site.
“She connected with us by text on Saturday night, Sunday morning saying that she arrived,” Caldwell said. “But we haven't heard from her since then. But we know that she's okay.”
The Humboldt County Chapter of the American Red Cross may be sending four additional people out very soon.
“We’re looking at deploying another 400 volunteers in the next couple of days,” Caldwell said. “From what I understand some could be from northern California.”