ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - The American Red Cross is helping at least 4,700 people in dozens of emergency shelters in Louisiana after major flooding has left 15 rivers in record flood stage.
The Red Cross says Hundreds of volunteers are providing support to people affected by the flooding in Louisiana including several from Virginia like Roanoke's, CD Reavis, who leaves on Monday. He will assist as a box truck driver while in Louisiana.
Thousands of people have been forced from their homes with little but the clothes on their backs. The Red Cross says disaster volunteers are opening shelters, providing meals and comfort.
Additional volunteers, relief supplies and emergency response vehicles are moving toward Louisiana now to bolster response efforts.
The organization says you can truly make a difference by volunteering. For information on how, you can visit www.redcross.org/va.