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South Texas volunteers deploy to help with Hurricane Nicholas

Volunteers might be within the space providing support for weeks.

SAN ANTONIO — American Red Cross volunteers from south Texas are stepping in to help recovery efforts within the space affected by Hurricane Nicholas.


The scope of the harm Hurricane Nicholas left in its wake since making landfall in east Texas remains to be being decided.

“We have advanced teams that are out, that will go out as soon as the winds drop below 39 miles-per-hour,” mentioned Central and South Texas area of the American Red Cross meteorologist and spokesman Richard McAlister.

“They’ll start doing damage assessment and then they will call back and let us know when it’s safe to deploy the rest of the volunteers into those areas,” he mentioned.

He spoke with KENS 5 this morning earlier than they deployed, however he advised us they’re anticipating to discover heavy flooding in area.

“It’s a slow-moving storm, so we’re expecting it to drop a lot of rain in that area.”

He says Red Cross volunteers might be within the space for weeks after the storm providing shelter, provides, and companies to these effected.

“We currently have volunteers deployed for Hurricane Ida as well,” McAlister mentioned. “We’re not going to be leaving the Hurricane Ida region for weeks to come.”

McAlister mentioned they’re assured they’ve the provides and manpower they want for this recovery, however each little bit helps.

“We have enough supplies and volunteers to meet the need, but we could always use more, and the best way could help is by giving,” he mentioned. “They can give blood, they can give time, or they can give money.”

As of Tuesday night, greater than 100,000 individuals stay with out energy within the Houston space, however the consensus on the bottom appears to be, as unhealthy as issues are, they might have been worse.

McAlister mentioned the purple cross is dedicated to serving to individuals get better from each catastrophe, massive and small.

“Every 8 minutes somebody needs the red cross, and generally, it’s for housefire,” he mentioned.

Anyone fascinated by contributing the reduction effort can go to redcross.org/donate.

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