North Country Volunteers Head South To Help Hurricane VictimsPosted: Updated:
Hurricane Florence hasn't made landfall, but volunteers from the north country are already mobilizing to help people evacuating from the storm.
A handful of north country volunteers left American Red Cross offices on North Hamilton Street in Watertown Tuesday morning.
They headed to the Watertown International Airport to board a flight to Wilmington, North Carolina.
The volunteers will help put up shelters and hand out food to people fleeing the hurricane. South Carolina's governor has ordered the evacuation of a million people from coastal areas.
Florence is on target to hit the East Coast later this week. The massive storm could cause life-threatening flash flooding from South Carolina to northern Virginia.
One volunteer says you just don't know what to expect heading down there.
"Nervous, nervous -- first one, you just don't know," Roy Guilder said. "I don't mind helping other people. It just comes natural. I see somebody in trouble, that's what I want to do."
The Red Cross has about 300 volunteers in the Carolinas and will likely send more.