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Superstorm Sandy responders honored in SLO

Red Cross and PG&E honor local Superstorm Sandy volunteers
“The level of disaster is mind boggling. This was the big one.” - Paul Deis, American Red Cross emergency services manager

Despite spending a better part of his life as an emergency services responder, Paul Deis was still surprised at the devastation he witnessed when he arrived in New York City after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Eastern Seaboard.

“The level of disaster is mind boggling,” said Deis, American Red Cross emergency services manager. “This was the big one.”

Deis, a 38-year emergency responder, was among several presenters Tuesday night at the PG&E Energy Education Center in San Luis Obispo, where a reception was held for local residents who traveled to the East Coast to help with relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy.

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