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Relief workers who went to New York to help with Hurricane Sandy recovery didn't expect to be slammed by a second storm that hit the area with punishing winds and lots of snow. "It really made a mess of driving. We thought we'd run off the road with this thing," said Randy Anderson.
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Many emergency vehicles from all around the nation have arrived in New York.
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Long gasoline lines are "the most striking thing" Randy Anderson has seen on the East Coast, he said.
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Photo courtesy Randy Anderson
Red Cross volunteers Randy Anderson, 55, and Wendy Parmeter, 51, are veterans of several local and national disaster-relief efforts. They drove a Red Cross emergency response vehicle from Vancouver to New York City to pitch in with the recovery from Hurricane Sandy.
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Red Cross volunteer Wendy Parmeter and her communal sleeping quarters.
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Local Red Cross volunteers Randy Anderson and Wendy Parmeter take in the view from the Empire State Building on Tuesday, Nov. 13, before they leave New York, where they've spent the past week helping with Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. (Randy Anderson)