Idaho American Red Cross Mental Health Disaster Supervisor Karen Severns landed in New York Friday afternoon where she's be assigned to a specific area where she'll help emotionally comfort those suffering from the natural disaster. Severns has spent more than a decade flying across the country for roughly a dozen different relief operations and a number of different disasters.
"I hope to really help a lot of the people who are suffering, to help people who are distressed or maybe have lost a loved one, or pets or things along those natures," said Severns.
Severns is the tenth Idahoan who's been deployed to help with the after-effects of Superstorm Sandy. The North Central District employee is expected to spend two to three weeks on the East Coast.