MO State HS Sports
An American Red Cross volunteer speaks to a reporter Sunday in Jefferson City, before departing for Texas (July 7, 2024 photo courtesy of American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas regional communications director Sharon Watson)

UPDATE: Additional Red Cross volunteer leaves Jefferson City for Texas as Beryl approaches

An American Red Cross volunteer speaks to a reporter Sunday in Jefferson City, before departing for Texas (July 7, 2024 photo courtesy of American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas regional communications director Sharon Watson)

The Weather Channel is reporting that Beryl has made landfall in Texas at a category one hurricane, bringing damaging winds, heavy rain and tornado threats. Texas’ lieutenant governor is warning residents to not underestimate it.

The American Red Cross has moved hundreds of trained disaster responders from across the nation and sent disaster relief supplies in preparation for Beryl. American Red Cross employees from Missouri and Arkansas have been in Texas ahead of the storm, to provide help. Another Red Cross volunteer left Jefferson City Sunday for Texas, driving an emergency response vehicle (ERV) to support the response. The Red Cross also has volunteers from Missouri and Arkansas assisting with floods in Iowa and Florida and with the wildfires in New Mexico.

You can visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make a donation.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *