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Join WTAJ in helping the Red Cross

28 Agosto 2017, 09:23 | Faron Santos

Donating is easy. David J. Phillip AP

Donating is easy.   David J. Phillip  AP

Shelters are open, truck loads of supplies are being distributed and volunteers in place. Right now, ComEd is waiting for word from disaster response authorities in Texas.

The local chapter of the Red Cross is sending additional support to the worse hit areas, and the Nevada Task Force One is en route with less than one day's notice.

"We can only imagine the impact this storm will have on the lives of people living and working in the path of this storm", Wolf said.

The storm, which made landfall Friday night as a category four hurricane, continues to threaten southern Texas with record-breaking rainfall and catastrophic flooding.

If you'd like to help out the Red Cross, you can sign up to be a volunteer, attend a blood drive or donate money.

The storm is also expected to bring record rainfall to the Texas coastline. "We are encouraging all of our customers to come together as we "round-up" support for victims and help in the much-needed relief efforts".

Scott-Fitzgerald and Fouts are among the many volunteers from the American Red Cross who are stepping in to help the thousands of people in Texas and Louisiana who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey.

"We provide the shelter, and we provide the food, and we provide the comfort", Smitson said.

She says one of the big issues is there are so many flooded roads, that they are having trouble getting volunteers and supplies where they need to go.

Some predictions show 35 inches of rain could fall in south Texas by Monday, and the full extent of the damage won't be known for days.

"We're thankful for the dedication of volunteers and staff who are willing to help those in need", said Louise Welch Williams, regional CEO of the Red Cross.

Burnett said it's great that so many people want to help, but she warns against just driving to Houston to offer your services.

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