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"Whole bin full of tie downs," says Hope Force International's Alexander Bashor. "Always need tied down water behind dusk masks, tarps. Shovels and brooms. Paper towels, crackers and water, things you need without power for several days."
Hope Force International has 1200 volunteers around the country. The group has responded to tornadoes and disasters in Haiti, Louisiana, Joplin, Missouri and Alabama. Volunteers are trained on the best ways to help homeowners with flood remediation and wind damage.
"For instance, if flood comes in at 2 feet, we go in 18 inches, remove drywall, insulation," says Hope Force International's Jack Minton. "Sometimes the overzealous take too much. Hard wood can be saved. Certain techniques like that, a little leverage of knowledge makes a big difference, so we try to pass that along."
The team from Hope Force will stage in Ashville, Virginia, then they'll move into some of the heaviest hit areas of New York and New Jersey. You can keep up with this DEVELOPING STORY by going to Fox17.com for the very latest on Tropical Storm Sandy's impact.
Tuesday, October 30 2012, 12:01 AM CDT
Body found in Percy Priest Lake
May 25, 2013 20:14 GMT
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a body has been found in Percy Priest Lake in Middle Tennessee.
WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/16gYKys) reports officials with Metro Police, the Office of Emergency Management and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were at the scene Saturday at Hole In The Wall Island. The body was reported to authorities about 11 a.m.
TWRA officials say they believe the deceased man is a boater who disappeared in the lake two weeks ago.
Police said the agencies coordinated with each other to get a boat in the water and recover the body.
Information from: WSMV-TV, http://www.wsmv.com/
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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