Conan: And so you can send messages to everybody at the same time or at leasttry to.
Borrego: That‟s right. So it will basically go up on Twitter and through Facebook to let everybody know that you‟re
Conan: Well, you‟re talking about social media. There‟s a question from Dee byemail: I‟ve been wondering why no one is addressing the cell phone outage in New York City. I‟ve been trying to call people and getting nothing. Are you
having any experience with that?
Borrego: So we‟re actually –
I mean here at headquarters we‟re doing just fine, but I know that as we‟ve been communicating with some of our folks in the field,we are noticing that they‟re experiencing some connectivity issues, and that does –
that definitely does happen.
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Conan: In the last hour, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, NOAA‟s
National Hurricane Center, the Red Cross and U.S. Coast Guard began a newsconference with the latest storm details, response and cleanup efforts.
Andy Carvin: I saw a lot of serious engagement happening, people talking, tryingto track down friends, find out where they can donate money, getting informationfrom the Red Cross, seeing if there were places where they can volunteer.
Conan: President Obama has been monitoring events from the White House herein Washington, D.C. Last hour, he paid a visit to the headquarters of the American
Red Cross, and here‟s a little bit of what
he had to say.
Quote from Obama: Second thing, the reason we‟re here is because the Red Crossknows what it‟s doing when it comes to emergency response. And so for peopleacross the country who have not been affected, now‟s the time to show the kind of
generosity that, you know, makes American the greatest nation on Earth. And agood place to express that generosity is by contributing to the Red Cross.
Obviously you can go on their website. The Red Cross knows what they‟re doing.They‟re in close contact wi
th federal, state and local officials. They will makesure that we get the resources to those families as swiftly as possible. And again, Iwant to thank everybody here who is doing such a great job when it comes to the
disaster response…So I just want to thank the incredible response that we‟ve
already seen, but I do want to remind people this is going to take
this is going totake some time. It is not going to be easy for a lot of these communities to recover
swiftly, and so it‟s going to be important t
hat we sustain that spirit of resilience,
that we continue to be good neighbors for the duration until everybody‟s back on
their feet. All right? Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you, Red Cross.
Kyle (a caller): Thank God for the Red Cross as well. They donated many, manycases of water and food supplies and health for all of us as well.
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Dr. Carl Bell (professor of psychiatry): I think the Red Cross has a psychologicalfirst aid int
ervention. So being prepared like that is helpful, especially if you‟ve
got kids, because the psychological first aid is designed to help children deal with