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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
Bonnaroo and then what? More events could follow
May 20, 2013 12:33 GMT
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) -- The former farm where the Bonnaroo music festival is held may play host to other events as well.
The partnership that puts on the annual music and arts festival in Manchester has steadily upgraded the site, adding a dozen water wells and permanent electrical power.
Festival partner Rick Farman told The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/14nuEF5 ) his group is in active discussion with a lot of groups. The Great American Mud Run will be held at the site on July 27 and is expected to draw more than 5,000 participants.
Coffee County Mayor David Pennington said he's curious to see where such a plan could go, saying it could have a huge impact.
This year's Bonnaroo will be held June 13-16. Paul McCartney heads a long list if acts.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
Asian stocks rise on signs of steady US recovery
BANGKOK (AP) -- Evidence of a steady economic recovery in the U.S. helped push Asian stock markets higher today.
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- We haven't heard this much about the threat of bra burning since the days of the women's liberation movement.