Valhalla medics risk safety and health to help sick hurricane victims

Many staff members of the Westchester Medical Center are in storm-ravaged New Orleans helping heal the sick at makeshift hospitals.

Several medics from Valhalla are helping care for patients who are severely dehydrated or have broken bones. Jennifer Burger, of Briarcliff Manor, says there is a high volume of patients and even more people are expected in the coming days. Burger says when working with sick people, a medic risks being attacked because of mental breakdown.

Meanwhile, in Westchester the County Legislature plans to hold a special meeting Monday to approve hurricane relief funding.

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