Ayal Lindeman

Media Info: Lower Hudson News - lohud.com, 12 April 2011, 9:18pm

Spring Valley EMT aids towns, shelter in Japan, praises country's disaster response

SPRING VALLEY — While thousands of people were fleeing the triple disaster — earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis — in Japan, Ayal Lindeman was headed into some of the hardest-hit parts of the country.

The 54-year-old Spring Valley resident and frequent first responder to disasters in Haiti and the Gulf Coast returned home Friday after a 10-day deployment.

Speaking by phone Tuesday, Lindeman recounted seeing much of the devastation broadcast around the world. (Continue)