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Red Cross volunteers assess flooding damage across tri-states


For some tri-state residents like Nyla French who lives on the Mississippi River in Dallas City, it's still a waiting game of whether or not they will see more flooding in their homes.

"It's kind of a wait and see. Everybody watches the river watch on their various weather stations to see what the crest is going to be and that's how we decide whether we sand bag our homes or not," said French.

French's basement has seen some flooding, but so far this year, French says she and her neighbors have decided not to sand bag quite yet, because they think they will be safe from heavy waters.

"We were all on hold for sand bagging today actually and our neighbors and everybody got together and we decided if it crests at 21 we don't have to," said French.

But others in town, weren't so lucky.

And that's what brought out Red Cross volunteers who were dispatched from WIsconsin to assess flood damage in the tri-state area.

Volunteer Dave Nuesse says while they have came across dozens of flooded homes on their trip so far, many people are fortunate that they weren't displaced.

"The ones that we have looked at so far people seem to be able to stay in their residences and live so that apparently is not an issue," said Nuesse.

Nuesse says after they collect the data it will be used to make sure flood victims have all the essentials they need to get through.

"One, that they have a safe place to live so they have a roof over their head, two, that they are able to have food, if that turns out to be an issue or in some possibilities even clothing," said Nuesse. 

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