American Red Cross chapters from Missouri and Arkansas are heading to Florida to help with hurricane relief.
Two-person teams from various regions in Missouri are taking emergency response vehicles used to provide food and other disaster response supplies to the residents affected by Hurricane Dorian. Other volunteers will serve in logistics, transportation, and shelter operation including feeding, health services, and mental health services.
Missouri Task Force 1 volunteers left on Friday. The 45-person team of first responders specializes in water rescues, among other duties. Task Force 1 members are from all over the state and one of 28 such teams in the U.S.
Dorian, after making landfall in the Bahamas, is already the strongest storm this year and among the strongest hurricanes in history.