The American Red Cross has deployed more than 600 disaster workers and sheltered more than 5,000 people last night, the group said in a release.
“Over the past few days our volunteers have been working tirelessly to position supplies and shelter teams across the state,” American Red Cross Louisiana Regional Executive Joshua Joachim said in a release. “As the storms shift, we shift with them and remain prepared to meet the immediate needs of those impacted across Louisiana.”
The Red Cross told CNN yesterday that more than 700 workers were ready to respond. A spokesperson for the group says that the reason for the change was due to the new storm track, and that the number of workers in Louisiana and Texas remained the same.