San Diego volunteers offer relief for Hurricane Florence victims

Posted at 5:57 PM, Sep 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-12 21:03:46-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Relief plans are already in place for Hurricane Florence. Crews from the San Diego branch of American Red Cross are making their way to the southeastern part of the country.

Emily Cox, Regional Communications Director for the American Red Cross, says 13 San Diego volunteers left Wednesday.

Nine volunteers will be going to Virginia, while the other four will be heading to North Carolina. San Diego native and lifeguard, Zack Lobisch, is working in North Carolina.

He said he is waiting out the storm to help others. “We have been collecting food from the restaurants as they close.”

Lobisch says neighbors in the area can expect at least 2-3 feet of flood water after the storm hits.

About 1,500 American Red Cross volunteers nationwide are traveling to help with relief efforts.

Crews are prepared to be there up to two weeks after the hurricane clears.