PORT NECHES, Texas — As Tropical Storm Barry heads to Louisiana, a local non profit is planning to follow close behind. Members of Cherokee Search and Rescue hope to head that way as soon as the rain stops.
Vice President David Wagstaff said they help out with any type of rescue, from lost children, to getting people out of their homes during floods. They were established right before Harvey, and helped out around 2000 people in Southeast Texas.
Wagstaff said the group trains once a month, three days a week. Once the storm is over, they plan to head over to small towns in Louisiana. They'll offer supplies, medical attention, and assist local authorities in search and rescue.
"We've gone through and found the little towns, gotten the info on them, local volunteer fire departments, we'll stop and ask volunteer fire department and ask if they need any help. We'll bring water, MRE's with us to help out, boats, equipment and man power." said Wagstaff.
If you'd like to send some supplies with them, you can call Wagstaff at (409)-962-8808. They could also use monetary donations, for equipment.