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First Responder Takes Refuge at Red Cross Shelter

James Gruenfelder wraps up in a blanket and reads a novel inside the American Red Cross shelter at the Indian River High School in Dagsboro, Delaware. Gruenfelder is a Suffock County, New York police lieutenant who normally would be called to assist with disaster response for Hurricane Irene. Instead,   Gruenfelder, his a wife, two children and relatives faced mandatory evacuation from their vacation lodging ended up spending the night in the Red Cross shelter. “Everyone’s been super nice,” he said.

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