Four regional volunteers deploy to support Imelda response in Texas
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WENY) -- Four regional volunteers are headed south to support relief efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Imelda.
The storm has dissipated, but is on record as the fifth-wettest tropical cyclone in history to strike the continental U.S. The storm never produced dangerous hurricane-force winds, but took its toll nevertheless as water levels surged.
Authorities in Texas have attributed five deaths to the remnants of Imelda.
The American Red Cross has shelters open in multiple communities throughout southeastern Texas and parts of Louisiana.
Frank Davis of Burdett will be working in Operations Management, Chuck Haupt of Owego will serve as a Distribution of Emergency Supplies Manager, Nancy Emm of Liverpool will work in Disaster Health Services, and Donald Nelson of Endwell will be a Sheltering Supervisor.
To learn how you can support relief efforts, as well, visit RedCross.org.