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Red Cross in the Ozarks Gearing Up to Respond to Hurricane Isaac

Within the next few days, Tropical Storm Isaac is expected hit the Gulf Coast. By then, it will likely be classified as a hurricane. Local relief efforts, like the American Red Cross Southern Missouri Region, are already in motion to help. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.


According to a press release from the Red Cross, 17 volunteers from the southwest Missouri region are on their way to Florida to help open dozens of shelters in the state.

There are 22 Red Cross emergency response vehicles already in Florida. One vehicle left from Springfield with a team to join in the effort. An additional 78 response vehicles are on standby if needed.

Chris Harmon with the Southern Missouri Region is quoted in the release as saying this is how the Ozarks can help those in a time of need, just like others across the country have helped us in past natural disasters.

For KSMU News, I’m Rebekah Clark.