SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – With another big storm predicted to be on its way to the East Coast, five emergency management personnel from San Francisco City offices have responded to the call for help.

They have flown out for what was expected to be a nine-day tour of duty, working 12-hour shifts, from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., giving East Coast emergency personnel a brief respite during the crisis following Superstorm Sandy, which struck last week.

“There’s displacement and flooding, trying to identify the victims and hook them up with their families. So the initial response has happened but (not) all of the things that are involved with recovery,” explained Anne Kronenberg, Executive Director of the San Francisco Department Of Emergency Management. “Once we rotate these people out I’m happy to rotate new people in.”

KCBS’ Barbara Taylor Reports:

Kronenberg expected that the helping hand would actually be of help to San Francisco residents.

“You know what’s wonderful is that we’re going to be learning,” she pointed out. “San Francisco is going to have the big one at some point. Everything we can learn from others and their natural disasters and what’s happening is only going to help San Francisco out in the long run.”

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