Local Red Cross Volunteers Lend Aid to Central Texas Flood Victims
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -
A group of Coastal Bend residents with the American Red Cross left town Monday to help victims of flash flooding that occurred in Central Texas over the weekend.
"We'll be taking over the shelter that is at the Our Lady of Guadalupe there," said Loni Maughan and Colleen Hackman, volunteers with the American Red Cross. "The sheltering team has been there all night. They started yesterday, so they are exhausted, so we are there to relieve them."
In all, eight volunteers from the Coastal Bend chapter of the American Red Cross are in Crystal City, about 100 miles southwest of San Antonio. The group loaded up several rental vehicles at the Corpus Christi International Airport and took off early Monday morning.
"At this point, we don't have a clear definition as to what the damage is. That is why it is important to conduct damage assessment," said Danny Resendez of the Red Cross. "During damage assessment, the volunteers will drive out to get a visual of the damages that have been caused. So they determine how much the damages are and what the scope is."
The group could be gone for two weeks, depending on the damage and the need for assistance.