Michigan residents going to help others with Matthew

Hurricane Matthew radar image at 5:30 p.m. on October 7. 2016
Hurricane Matthew radar image at 5:30 p.m. on October 7. 2016

Some 30 Michiganders are heading into the storm.

The volunteers with the American Red Cross are leaving the Great Lakes state for the East Coast to help people before, during, and after Hurricane Matthew.

The group, which includes people from Livingston County and Alma – are headed to South Carolina to do whatever they can to lend a hand.

“When they arrive down there they will be staffing shelters,” John Cauley, Executive Director of Mid-Michigan Red Cross. “They’ll be providing mass care assistance in terms of food. They will be driving emergency response vehicles through communities where people have stayed in their homes to make sure they have food and water.”

The hurricane, which was downgraded to a Category 2 storm on Friday night, is still expected to do significant damage throughout the weekend.

Stay tuned to 6 News and CBS News for continuing coverage of Hurricane Matthew.


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