Red Cross sends Southwest Florida volunteers to help with Barry

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Published on July 15, 2019 - Duration: 01:35s

Red Cross sends Southwest Florida volunteers to help with Barry

American Red Cross sends Southwest Florida volunteers to help with Tropical Storm Barry.


Red Cross sends Southwest Florida volunteers to help with Barry

AIRPORT OPEN FOR BUSINESSIN NEW ORLEANS I’M RICKLEVENTHAL FOX NEWS.THIS MORNING, THOUSANDS OFPEOPLE ARE WITHOUT POWER... ANAREAS ARE STILL SEEING SOMESERIOUS FLOODING AFTER TROPICALSTORM BARRY.NOW VOLUNTEERS FROM SOUTHWESTFLORIDA ARE SET TO HELP WITHRECOVERY EFFORTS.JILLIAN IS LIVE OUTSIDE ANAMERICAN RED CROSS CENTER INFORT MYERS WITH THE LATEST.JILLIAN?I GOT AN UPDATE FROM RED CROSSOFFICIALS.THEY SAY THEY’VE DEPLOYED 20VOLUNTEERS FROM SOUTH FLORIDA TOLOUISIANA... WITH TWO OF THOSEVOLUNTEERS ARE COMING FROM OURAREA.TODAY THOSE VOLUNTEERS WILL BEASSESSING ONGOING NEEDS IN THEREGION AS THEY LOOK TO HELPTHOSE IMPACTED BY BARRY.RIGHT NOW, HUNDRED OF RED CROSSVOLUNTEERS FROM ALL ACROSS TCOUNTRY ARE IN LOUISIANA.ONCE THEY’RE SURE EVERYONE WHOLOST THEIR HOME HAS A ROOF OVERTHEIR HEAD... THE NEXT STEP WILLBE HELPING WITH DAMAGEASSESSMENT AND DISTRIBUTION OFEMERGENCY SUPPLIES.IN THE WAKE OF THE STORM...FLOODING IS A MAJOR CONCERNTHROUGHOUT THE STATE.WE SPOKE WITH ONE LOCALVOLUNTEER WHO’S ON THE GROUNDRIGHT NOW HELPING WITH RECOVERYEFFORTS."That’s what they’re mainlyconcerned about is the groundcan’t take anymore14:40 "Once the water startscoming, there are things in itthat we don’t want to mess with"PEOPLE IN LOUISIANA ARE WORRIEDTHAT THE CONSTANT RAIN COULDLEAD TO EVEN MORE FLOODING SOSTATE OFFICIALS ARE URGINGPEOPLE TO BE CAUTIOUS BECAUSEMORE RAIN IS ON THE WAY.IF THE NEED IS STILL THERERECROSS OFFICIALS SAY MOREVOLUNTEERS FROM OUR AREA WIL

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