More than 30 American Red Cross volunteers from Wisconsin are deploying to the East Coast to assist with the response to Hurricane Florence.
The teams are headed to Virginia and the Carolinas with two Red Cross emergency response vehicles (ERV's). The Wisconsin chapter says many of these volunteers are coming out of in-state shifts helping people recover from our own floods, storms and tornadoes. Hurricane Florence could affect the East Coast as early as Thursday morning and make landfall Friday or Saturday. The North Carolina area could see 40 inches of rain. There is a threat of tornadoes Thursday with the storm expected to make landfall Friday. More volunteers from Wisconsin could sent to help with recovery efforts after the storm hits.