Red Cross Wisconsin CEO: 'Disaster relief efforts will be bigger than Katrina'

Posted at 4:42 PM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-28 22:21:10-04

MILWAUKEE — The regional CEO of the Red Cross in Wisconsin said the relief efforts in Texas after Hurricane Harvey, "will be bigger than Katrina."

Two volunteers got on the road Monday afternoon, headed to a staging area in Baton Rouge to help the millions of people now affected by Harvey.

Deb Swan came here from Altoona with her partner from Minocqua, checking their essential list of items they need in their huge emergency response vehicle.

They will spend at least three weeks in Texas.

“They just need the essentials to live they need water they need clothes they need or a hot meal they need to know people care,” said Deb Swan.

To show you how great this need is, even the regional CEO of the Red Cross of Wisconsin Peggy Flowers tells us she is waiting for her marching orders to head down.

“I just feet like I needed to go. I can’t just stay,” said Flowers.

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