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SWFL volunteers helping with relief efforts in Louisiana

Credit: FOX 4 Now Florida
Published on July 15, 2019 - Duration: 01:35s
SWFL volunteers helping with relief efforts in Louisiana
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SWFL volunteers helping with relief efforts in Louisiana

THAT DID NOT EVACUATE-- CANNOTLEAVE THEIR HOMES.715BBARRYFLOODVO1THIS MORNING, TROPICALDEPRESSION BARRY CONTINUES TODUMP LARGE AMOUNTS OF RAIN INLOUISIANA.IT’S CAUSING HEAVY FLOODING ANDKNOCKING OUT POWER FOR THOUSANDSOF PEOPLE ALONG THE GULF COAST.RIGHT NOW, VOLUNTEERS FROMSOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE HELPINGWITH RECOVERY EFFORTS.

JILLIIS LIVE OUTSIDE AN AMERICAN REDCROSS CENTER IN FORT MYERS WITHTHE LATEST.

JILLIAN?RIGHT NOW, 20 RED CROSSVOLUNTEERS FROM SOUTH FLORIDAHAVE BEEN DEPLOYEED TOLOUISIANA....2 OF THEM ARE FROMOUR AREA.TODAY, RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS AREASSESSING ONGOING NEEDSHELPINGWITH SHELTERING, DAMAGEASSESSMENT AND DISTRIBUTINGEMERGENCY SUPPLIES.AS FOR THE SALVATIONARMYOFFICIALS TELL ME THEY HAVENOT BEEN CALLED YET TO SEND ATEAM UP FROM OUR AREA.BUT THEY TELL ME THEY ARE READYTO GO AT A MOMENTS NOTICE.THEY HAVE TRAINED DISASTERVOLUNTEERS PREPARED TO MEET THEIMMEDIATE NEEDS OF SURVIVORS ANDFIRST RESPONDERS.RIGHT NOW, LOUISIANA OFFICIALSWARNING PEOPLE THAT EVEN THOUGHTHE STORM IS GONE THE FLOODINGCOULD STILL GET WORSE.BILLY NUNGESSER LIEUTENANTGOVERNOR 1:09 "We saw it aftKatrina.

The storm was wellpassed, and then the levees, theflooding came after"IF YOU’D LIKE TO ASSIST WITHRELIEF EFFORTS...DONATIONS CANBE MADE AT HELP SALVATION ARMYDOT ORG.THE LOCAL RED CROSS HERE SAYSTHE BEST WAY TO HELP THEM IS TODONATE ON RED CROSS DOT ORG

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