2017 scarred as year of record-breaking disasters

Posted at 4:58 PM, Dec 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-29 20:18:01-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The year 2017 was marked by multiple, record-breaking disasters. 

In just 45 days the Red Cross responded to six complex incidents: four hurricanes, California wildfires, and the Las Vegas mass shooting.

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During that time frame, the Red Cross provided more food, relief supplies and shelter stays than the last four years combined.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, 800 residents from San Diego and Imperial County stepped up to volunteer for the Red Cross.