Local Red Cross volunteer heading back to Louisiana

Local Red Cross volunteer heading back to Louisiana

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - Local American Red Cross volunteer, Konrad Williams, is heading to Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the second time in a month.

He's going to support the ongoing disaster operation in Baton Rouge as a volunteer Caseworker. Last month's record flooding, caused by a storm that dumped nearly 7 trillion gallons of rain, is the worst natural disaster to strike the U.S. since Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Rising waters affected an estimated 120,000 homes. Forcing many residents to flee with almost nothing.

"Even though the flooding has receded, a lot of the hardship has not. A lot of them still need follow-ups in terms of making sure they get supplies and the assistance they need from other agencies, other organizations," said Williams.

The American Red Cross continues to support thousands of people in the Baton Rouge area. Shelters remain open and the Red Cross continues to offer food, health services and emotional support.

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