Red Cross volunteers sent to help Florida hurricane victims

Hurricane Michael made landfall on Florida’s panhandle on Wednesday, and the American Red Cross is all hands on deck.

Western North Dakota Red Cross Executive Director Rob Stotz says the Red Cross has sent nearly 600 disaster workers from across the country to help Floridians. Stotz says more than 300 are on their way.

“In our region we have deployed five,” said Stotz.

He says they still have volunteers in the east from Hurricane Florence.

“For both hurricanes, we have 57 people in the area and 10 virtual workers that are working from the Dakotas but supporting daily operations in both affected areas," said Stotz.

He says more volunteers will be headed to Florida within the next day or two from North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.