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Wisconsin volunteers stationed at hurricane shelter in North Carolina

Posted at 7:06 PM, Sep 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 07:05:19-04

Wisconsin Red Cross volunteers stationed in North Carolina are bracing for Hurricane Florence and whatever she brings.

Hillary Wanecke of Delafield is one of the volunteers who arrived in North Carolina a couple of days ago. She helped set up a shelter at John A. Holmes High School in Edenton, a town right on the coast.

“We have 10 clients right now," said Wanecke. "We expect about 100 because the rain is just starting."

The high school is at a higher elevation. Tarps are set up on the gymnasium floor where the residents who are riding out the storm are staying. 

“They went through Matthew here a couple years ago so they’re kind of familiar with flooding,” Wanecke said.

Besides the Wisconsin volunteers, there’s a nurse and social workers from the community helping assist with storm preparations. 

“It’s the flooding that I think everybody is really nervous about,” said Wanecke.