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Wisconsin Red Cross volunteers help Hurricane Barry victims

LOUISIANA (CBS 58) -- American Red Cross volunteers from Wisconsin are volunteering in parts of Louisiana after Hurricane Barry.

Three volunteers went to the area shortly before the storm made landfall. They prepared shelters and made sure people had a safe place to go.

Barry ended up weakening and dropping less rain than expected. The Red Cross says people were prepared for the storm and had evacuation plans ready.

"Now in the days ahead we'll be doing a lot of the damage assessments, looking at residents and seeing how they can be connected with resources, and going to outlying areas making sure people have food and some of the basics," Red Cross Communications Officer Justin Kern said.

The Red Cross says the Gulf Coast missed the worst part of the storm, but there are still flooding concerns along the Mississippi River.

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