Alabama Red Cross travels to Texas to help with flooding

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HOUSTON, Texas (WIAT) — Red Cross workers from Alabama are in the Lone Star State after devastating floods force people from their homes.

Denise McClendon, with the Alabama Red Cross, is in Houston. She’s been in Texas for several days with five other Red Cross workers. Tuesday, she was in Giddings, Texas, outside of Austin. She tells CBS 42 News that she saw a good amount of flooding there.

“We currently have 13 shelters between Houston and Austin,” McClendon said Thursday, in a Facetime interview.

Houston has seen more rain over the last 24 hours than Austin. McClendon says there are more people in shelters in Houston than in Austin. The Red Cross is moving workers from the Austin area over to Houston to help coordinate relief efforts.

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