- It can be easy to forget about natural disasters that happen far away.
But a local crew member who spent the last two weeks helping the victims of Hurricane Sandy reminded us today why it's important to remember.
Suzanne Flory works for the National Forest Service. She went out east with about 12 crew members from the Great Lakes area.
"It was hard to tear ourselves away from something that, in our minds, wasn't complete yet. But from what I've heard from the folks there, they're doing alright and they're making it through," she said.
Flory and the crew started in Boston, then moved to Connecticut and Long Beach Island.
The island was especially hard hit.
"I'm just hoping people don't forget. The way our news cycle works, it's easy to forget about people who suffered and lost things on the East, and they have a long road ahead of them," Flory said. "I'm hoping people remember there are needs there and there are going to be needs there for a long time."
The Red Cross is still accepting donations.
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Story By: Lex Gray