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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 7:29pm

Savannah Red Cross Members Help Georgia Flood Evacuees

Members of the Red Cross in Savannah are helping Montgomery County residents find refuge from flood waters.

Monday, volunteers with The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia helped move evacuees out of flood zones and set up a shelter at the Montgomery County High School in Mount Vernon.

To make sure that we had opportunities for them to have a safe place for them to rest their head have food available," said Victoria Ten Broeck is a development officer with the Red Cross.

"And just volunteers on hand to provide any assistance mental health counseling and just a comfortable place to rest their head as they're being evacuated."

The shelter was dismantled Tuesday afternoon but Broeck says the Red Cross is on call and available to any residents who need further assistance.

"People can definitely give us a call if they need immediate assistance," she informed. "We have 24 hour volunteers on the call all the time for disasters so definitely we're able to help. Just because the shelter is not open doesn't mean we aren't there in that community."

The Oconee River is expected to continue to rise in Montgomery County. A flood watch that covers most of the state is in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday.