There’s more help from this area going to downstate New York to aid those impacted by Hurricane Sandy and other recent weather problems.
Monroe County is sending trucks from Gates, Ridge Road, Scottsville and Webster, along with 20 firefighters. That’s in addition to firefighters already operating on Long Island from North Greece and Chili.
The City of Rochester says its fire department is sending a truck company which includes four firefighters and an aerial ladder truck to Nassau County on Long Island. They left Thursday and will be there for at least three days. Once they leave, they will be replaced by another crew that will leave Rochester on Sunday morning.
Meantime, Rochester General Hospital says that health care workers have headed to the downstate area as well, including nurses from the emergency department. They will be providing first aid and other services.
RGH says it is accepting donations of items such as non perishable foods, blankets, socks, diapers, batteries, flashlights and toiletries. You can bring those items to the main entrance at Rochester General from 6am to 8pm.