ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Now that Tropical Depression Isaac has hit land, the Red Cross is deploying even more St. Louisans.

Katie Beall has worked on the ground during the Good Friday tornado, house fires and blizzards. But this time, she’s working behind the scenes as the latest St. Louis-area Red Cross volunteer.

“That’s where I will be specifically working, it’s a lot of the coordination, a lot of the paperwork,” Beall said. “And the decision-making that really fields our response out in the community.”

Beall says it’s exciting to work hand-to-hand with people who need help, but that’s not possible without coordination efforts. She says she’s not nervous about heading down and has been talking to a colleague about what to expect.

“It’s a lot of flooding problems, not the traditional hurricane-force winds that take off roofs and blow things over like that, it’s more of a flooding situation than anything else,” Beall said.

Beall doesn’t know where she’ll be stationed, but she starts her trip tonight.


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