GOLDEN TRIANGLE, Miss. (WCBI) – Northeast Mississippi rescue workers are headed north to help respond to what weather experts call a “superstorm” hitting the region.
Red Cross volunteers from the region along with swift water rescue crews from fire departments in Columbus, Tupelo, Philadelphia and other areas left for Pennsylvania and Maryland today. The Red Cross groups could be there serving meals and handing out supplies for as long as three weeks. The rescue crews could be there five days to a week, depending on how much rain areas get. But for the rescue workers, they don’t mind…it’s just a chance to help others.
“Just a chance to help people who are in dire straights and we all need help,” said Red Cross volunteer Sandra White.
The crews are carrying everything from supplies to boats and other rescue equipment.