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Jefferson City’s Red Cross chapter sends responders to Texas

FILE: American Red Cross disaster relief van
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FILE: American Red Cross disaster relief van

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

A Red Cross volunteer from the Central and Northern Missouri Red Cross Chapter is driving an Emergency Response Vehicle to Texas as Tropical Storm Beryl approaches.

According to the news release, the volunteer left Sunday morning from the chapter office in Jefferson City.

The Red Cross says other Missouri volunteers are also helping with the flood response in Iowa and Florida and with the wildfire response in New Mexico.

As of Saturday, the Red Cross reports 16 disaster responders from across the Missouri and Arkansas Region are deployed to Florida, Iowa, New Mexico or Texas.

Missouri Task Force One also sent responders to Texas to assist in response efforts Saturday Morning, according to a social media post from the Boone County Fire Protection District. The responders were expected to arrive in College Station Texas early Sunday afternoon, according to the post.

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