Local Red Cross volunteers dispatched to storm zones
BATON ROUGE- About a dozen Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana are either en route or already on the ground in weather-disaster areas after storms this week.
Nancy Malone, the spokesperson for the area Red Cross, said disaster teams have been dispatched in waves this week and more will leave Friday. Teams were sent to Oklahoma, Houston and Dallas.
In Oklahoma, emergency officials told the Associated Press it was still trying to get an accurate number of people who were displaced by storms and flooding. Bridges and roads were still flooded Thursday along the state line with Texas. People evacuated from their homes have still not returned.
In Houston, authorities were worried more rainfall later Thursday could complicate efforts to mitigate damage from flooding rain.
The storms have been blamed for 21 deaths.
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