Bad weather forces Texans to divert to Dallas

  • Bad weather forces Texans to divert to Dallas

Bad weather forces Texans to divert to Dallas

"The best way to help those affected by this storm is a financial gift to the Red Cross or become a trained Red Cross volunteer".

"We're constantly training throughout the year in preparation for an activation", said Assistant Chief Scott Dean of Miami Fire Rescue. At the shelter they provide cots, blankets, hot meals, food, water and comfort kits that include: tooth brushes, shampoo, soap even medicine for those who may not have their prescribed medication at hand.

Thousands have already been displaced by the disaster, with thousands more expected to be affected.

It could be several weeks before people are able to get back into their homes following Hurricane Harvey.

The Red Cross has also opened a shelter in Rapides Parish for anyone in need during the severe weather, said Catherine Heitman, a spokeswoman for the Louisiana Department of Children and Families.

Nassau County police said Sunday that the agency will not be sending personnel to help in the relief effort.

"It is just the adrenaline in us that the firefighters that do this, the police officers, the medical people ... we just love helping others, and it is just what we like to do", said Beikes.

Red Cross volunteers roll to Houston

Right now, about 35 people from the local Red Cross are in Texas.

Some Texan families have lost almost everything from Harvey, taking a toll on their mental health.

"We'll also focus on emotional support and health services for individuals".

"So, their material things, their homes, of course, is a primary". The flooding was on the minds of the Texans players and coaches who, after spending almost a month at the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia for training camp, "just want to go home".

Boone-based Samaritan's Purse disaster relief units are headed to Texas to assist those struggling with rain, flooding and destruction.

Western Massachusetts is represented among the Red Cross volunteers from all over the country doing humanitarian work in the hurricane ravaged areas of Texas.

That will be Connelly's assignment again once it is safe for him and other Red Cross volunteers to travel to the Houston area.