Volunteers with the American Red Cross from all over the country are assisting hurricane victims in Texas and Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Nebraska Red Cross spokesperson Dick Dinsdale says and now they are preparing for Hurricane Irma that could hit Florida.
Dinsdale says, “We are just starting to deploy folks to the Florida area and the Carolinas so that we can have manpower and materials closer to where the Hurricane Irma might hit.” He says they are also deploying several of their emergency response vehicles to the Florida.
Dinsdale says about 50 volunteers from Nebraska and another 50 from Kansas are currently in Texas and Louisiana helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
There are around 3,100 disaster workers are on the ground in Texas from around the country and another 200 in Louisiana. Volunteers are needed and applications are being taken at redcross.org. Nebraskans wanting to help in advance of the arrival of Irma can text Irma to 90999 to donate $10.