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London Swan Story
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South Dakota news reporter London Swan

When South Dakota news reporter London Swan was called to cover a local home fire, she had no idea that she would arrive at her apartment building. With only the clothes on her back, her purse and her car, London watched flames emerge from the roof. Almost immediately, the Red Cross was on the scene to provide food to London and her neighbors and help them find a safe place to stay that night. The next morning, Red Cross caseworkers met with London to assist with her recovery. Since experiencing the fire, London says it’s critical to have a disaster plan. “I think being prepared is something everyone needs to do because I never thought this would happen to me but it did,” she said.