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12 Colorado Red Cross Volunteers heading to Texas to help

Will be joined by around 300 Red Cross Volunteers
Red Cross sends 12 Colorado Volunteers to Texas
Posted at 10:14 PM, Sep 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-22 00:14:15-04

SOUTHERN COLORADO — Flooding in Southeastern Texas as a result of Tropical Storm Imelda is hitting some areas that Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017. At this point, five people have been reported dead. Twelve Colorado volunteers from the American Red Cross are heading down to Texas to help.

Those with the Red Cross said by tomorrow, they expect 200 volunteers from all over the country, and 300 including the volunteers joining in from Texas. A Regional Communications Specialist for the Red Cross, Bill Fortune, said some areas of Texas got four feet of rain in only three days, which is more than Colorado Springs gets in a whole year. Plus, Fortune said the consequences of storms like Imelda are getting worse. "Storms are more powerful. They're coming into populated areas, because our shorelines are more populated than they ever have been, and so the impact is greater," said Fortune.

Fortune also said $10 is enough to pay for one meal at a Red Cross Shelter. If you would like to help, Fortune said the easiest way to donate is to visit and click on the donate tab. He also said they are always searching for volunteers.