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Red Cross volunteer returns after spending three weeks helping hurricane victims in Texas

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – It’s been a month since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the Houston area as a category four storm.

The city is slowly recovering thanks to the help of volunteers from across the country, including in Milwaukee.

Regional CEO for the American Red Cross Patty Flowers received a warm welcome at Mitchell International on Sunday. Flowers was deployed for three weeks. She got emotional as she spoke about how victims of Harvey remained “Houston Strong
 during such a difficult time.

“People are so resilient. It’s amazing how much they can do. They shouldn’t want to smile. When they see us, just giving them that extra lift, they’re pretty amazing,” says Flowers.

800,000 people in Texas have applied for assistance. FEMA has already paid out more than $570 million for temporary housing, cars, and other immediate needs.

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