Maryland Sends Help to Ailing Flood Victims in Texas

8/29/17

By Ethan McLeod, Baltimore Fishbowl

Volunteers from across Maryland are heading southwest to assist tens of thousands of people displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

The American Red Cross of the Greater Chesapeake Region said Sunday that it’s sent nearly 100 volunteers to Texas, including its regional disaster officer, Chris Young. Also on their way from the regional Red Cross branch are four emergency response vehicles to hand out meals and provide medical care. The group plans to keep sending volunteers over the next several weeks, according to a WBAL interview with CEO Scott Salemme.

Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday as the biggest tropical storm system to hit U.S. soil in 13 years. It’s since displaced more than 30,000 people in Texas and ravaged major metro areas, including Houston and Corpus Christi, per the San Diego Union-Tribune. Houtson, already suffering from disastrous flooding, is now threatened with more by a reservoir that’s set to overflow as more rain falls.

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