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Savannah Red Cross team leaving to assist those in Louisiana

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Our local American Red Cross is preparing to deploy a volunteer team to Louisiana.

The team from Savannah will leave shortly and will be there for the long haul. They are trained in a variety of roles needed to help, including feeding and sheltering, supply distribution, health and mental health support and more.

"For them to leave their home base, it's heartwarming and great when people do that,” said Red Cross Southeast and Coastal Georgia Executive Director Esther Sheppard.

More than 450 people spent last night in Red Cross and community shelters in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

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