Balbi Brooks then spent the weekend packing and finalizing details.
"Oh my gosh it's horrific it's just one of those uncontrollable tragedies the need is great already as the storm goes away the need is going to be even greater", said Maj.
You will automatically give $10 to hurricane victims, and a $10 charge will be added to your phone bill this month. "You have to be really flexible".
"We provided four truckloads of bottled water to support displaced residents throughout the state, and we provided a shipment of tetanus vaccines to protect first responders and relief workers", Americares vice-president of emergency response Garrett Ingoglia said.
The United Way of Central Kansas encourages donors and others that want to lend assistance to the affected areas, to directly reach out to United Ways of Texas and Louisiana Association of United Ways.
She said more than 6,000 people slept in shelters last night, more than 200,000 are without power, and those numbers are growing from day to night.
"The Red Cross marshaled an army of volunteers, but many were misdirected by the charity's managers". "Let them know that other people care about their situation and that we're thinking about them".
Heavy rain is predicted to continue this week.
"We may be there through Thanksgiving, so it's going to take a very long time to recover", Everitt said. If time is easier, consider organizing a food drive or volunteering.
Christopher Barrow survived Hurricane Katrina.
Nassau County police said Sunday that the agency will not be sending personnel to help in the relief effort.
Edelen is heading down to Texas on Friday for about two weeks. He said many Houston-area restaurants and gas stations are low on inventory, and flooded roads halted travel in and around the city. "The frustration is because of the weather, and it's just very hard to get around".
The images from Texas this week of people's homes filled with water are sad, but they do not begin to reveal just how horrific the devastation is and the enormous effort required for clean up and restoration. Shelters are also open in Louisiana as bands from the storm move to the east.