Central Texas Red Cross volunteers head to Louisiana

The American Red Cross now has more than a thousand volunteers from all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico helping with the relief efforts in Louisiana.

The Red Cross predicts the Louisiana floods could be the worst natural disaster in the US since Super Storm Sandy hit the East coast in 2012.

Volunteers from the North Alabama Red Cross plan to be in Louisiana through the recovery phase, what Crutcher says can last for months. They will help with providing meals for the victims and for the volunteers there.

The vehicles are used to transport food and supplies into disaster-stricken areas. "Our Emergency Response Vehicle out of Green Bay will be one of 60 ERV's that are being deployed at this time".

Several Virginia volunteers have already responded to aid residents in Louisiana, according to the Red Cross.

"I've always wanted to go out and help people in disaster, but I've never had the chance", Hopkins said.

The relief efforts could be the largest since Super Storm Sandy.

As the death toll rises, Bobalik told News Channel 11, the Northeast Tennessee division of the American Red Cross plans on sending as many volunteers as possible.

The Red Cross website will let people search the website to help determine if their friends and family are safe.

The Red Cross is helping at least 4,700 people in dozens of emergency shelters after what's reportedly been unprecedented flooding that's left 15 rivers in record flood stage.

Parts of Louisiana received more than 24 inches of rain in about 72 hours, which is more rain in three days than some USA cities have seen in the last few years.

At the Red Cross office in Liberty township volunteers were doing a checklist in preparation for the trip to Louisiana.

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