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Locals respond to help those in need in Ida's wake

Posted at 5:31 AM, Aug 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-30 10:31:05-04

As Ida is downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, some in the Tri-State are preparing to offer help to those in need.

Two people from the Colerain Township Fire Department are on their way to Louisiana to assist in rescue and recovery efforts. One is with Ohio Task Force One, which is already in Louisiana, and the other is with the Department of Health and Human Services Disaster Medical Assistance Team.

Indiana Task Force One is also in Louisiana. On Sunday they helped evacuate people from the area of the storm, and they helped drivers who had run out of gas and were stranded.

All of New Orleans is without power, but there is no word yet on whether Duke Energy will respond to the area.

Officials with Matthew 25: Ministries said they are waiting to see where help is needed the most before assembling their team and supplies.