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NO SERIOUS PHYSICAL DAMAGE FROM HURRICANE, RED CROSS CONFIRMS

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The American Red Cross has confirmed what was visible to most St. Thomians, that Hurricane Lenny's physical impact was minimal.
St. Thomas, St. John, and Water Island sustained no visible, serious wind and/or water damage, according to the damage assessment team report from the relief agency.
"Our team reported mostly mud, rocks, debris, and trees in the roadways," said Pat Odoms, Public Affairs officer for the Red Cross' Disaster Services. "What was more apparent with this storm was an undercurrent of anxiety and stress–people were pretty battle weary."
Approximately 763 people were housed in Red Cross shelters between Tuesday, Nov. 16 and Thursday, Nov. 18, with over 900 meals and snacks served.
"All the disaster training we did during the summer certainly paid off," Odoms said. "We had a large group of well-trained volunteers to assist us during the disaster operation. Plus a lot of people had taken our first aid/CPR courses, and I think it helped them feel more secure and able to handle the situation."

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