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ETX Red Cross heads further north

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A Red Cross crew from Tyler is in Maryland right now slowly moving up the coast to assist with flood relief.

The team spent Monday at a Red Cross chapter in Baltimore where they reassessed storm damage. Volunteer Sonya Meador says the chapter is without power, making it very difficult to communicate. However, from what they have heard, many people are affected by flooding further north in Middletown, NY.

Meador says the crew will drive to Middletown Tuesday morning where the storm damage will be assessed again and then crews will be assigned neighborhoods.

"The rivers haven't crested yet from what I understand, and they're expecting the water to come down from Canada and Vermont," Meador says.

She says teams will go where the most flooding is and make sure people have food and water.

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