A Rhinelander volunteer working on Colorado disaster relief has returned home. Carol Miller traveled to northern Colorado after heavy flooding put the area into crisis. For 17 days she supervised nurses at a Red Cross disaster relief center in Denver. She says a lot of the work was preventative. But they did encounter more serious conditions, and numerous cases of altitude sickness.
“When I first arrived there it was pretty intense, because we had a lot of shelters open. So just keeping the people healthy in those shelters and well cared for.”
A Rhinelander volunteer is in Colorado with the American Red Cross. Carol Miller is stationed at Disaster Relief Headquarters near Denver, south of where the floods have done the most damage.
She says there are 600 volunteers on the scene with hundreds more set to arrive. The job of Red Cross nurses is to take care of those who get sick or injured while volunteering for FEMA or other partner organizations.