More Siouxland volunteers head south ahead of Isaac's landfall
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Responders are driving an Emergency Response Vehicle to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
Two more American Red Cross volunteers left Tuesday morning to respond to Gulf Coast in ahead Hurricane Isaac's landfall.
A volunteer from Sioux Falls drove down and picked up a volunteer from the Siouxland Chapter of the American Red Cross. They will be driving an Emergency Response Vehicle to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Once they get there, they receive their assignment, which will probably include mobile feeding and bulk distribution of supplies.
"They will join 1,500 volunteers that are already on the ground in preparations for what may occur. As of Sunday evening, we have opened 20 shelters and support 20 other ones. The Emergency Response Vehicle will join 150 others that are already on their way or there already," Bob Bartling, the Regional Response Director of the Siouxland American Red Cross said.
They hope to be in Louisiana by Wednesday. So far the Siouxland Chapter of the American Red Cross has deployed four volunteers to the storm zone.
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