Atlanta's Red Cross sends much needed relief to Houston

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The Red Cross said 20 truckloads of relief supplies are heading to flood victims in Houston.

The disaster supplies are being shipped from a warehouse in Union City. Supplies include ready to eat meals, cots, blankets, personal hygiene items and kitchen supplies.

"This is a disaster, unlike anything we have seen. The pictures on TV don't do it justice. This is an on-going crisis that could last for weeks if not months," Red Cross Regional Communications Manager Davina Mims Puckett reported.

The constant rain and the threat of additional storms have hampered the relief efforts. 43 Red Cross workers from Atlanta are on the ground in Houston, where the weather situation continues to hamper rescue efforts.

"The conditions are definitely challenging right now for Red Cross as we stage this massive relief operation. Tornado warnings are impacting our workers there," Ms. Mims Puckett exclaimed.

Union City is one of five warehouses in the nation that houses supplies.

"All of our warehouses are being tapped right now to make sure we have enough supplies to get them to the folks who need them. Right now we have enough for 28,000 people and we are expecting to send much more," Mom Puckett remarked.