Rapid City man heads to Louisiana to help flood victims

Pitcher said she will do all she can to help the most people in these tragic times. Members of Samaritan's Purse are in Louisiana and MS to canvass the hardest-hit areas and then help families in need.

They're expected to arrive at the Red Cross Louisiana - Capital Area headquarters in Baton Rouge Tuesday to begin the work of helping those who've lost their homes and businesses to rising water.

The Red Cross of Central and Western South Dakota has also dispatched its emergency response vehicle to help out in Louisiana.

The American Red Cross says the flooding in Louisiana is likely the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Rex Tollefson of Hitchcock is headed to Louisiana with the Red Cross to help flood victims.

Ten people are dead and tens of thousands can not return home after historic rain and flooding hit southern Louisiana.

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The American Red Cross training session will be held Wednesday morning at 9:00 at their office on 1399 Madison Avenue.

The three responders join other volunteers and staff from the Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska region traveling to help with disaster relief.

This could be the beginning of a long stint in Baton Rouge for Texas' volunteers.

He said the Red Cross is also seeking additional volunteers to assist in Louisiana. Red Cross disaster volunteers are opening shelters, providing meals and comfort. She will leave Friday to help with the efforts in Louisiana. "We always need volunteer support as well as your financial support".

He says, "When you first get there it's chaos because you're coming in and you don't know what you're coming into until you actually get there".

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