Volunteers from the Hawaii chapter of the American Red Cross are in Louisiana helping flood victims.
Emergency shelters are quickly filling up in the aftermath of Isaac.
Just last week, volunteers from Hawaii departed to help the victims of Isaac. On Monday, 10 miles west of New Orleans, four volunteers from Maui County are part of a 20-member team. They're helping more than 100 residents at the Mike Miley Playground emergency shelter.
"The storm brought in a lot of water; a lot of homes have been flooded," said Michele Liberty, the Maui director for the Red Cross. "Electricity was taken out so they have been working hard to restore power with some success. It's not all the way there. A large portion of the people we have staying with us are doing that because there isn't any electricity in their homes."
The volunteers are providing meals for not only the people in their shelter, but also for residents in the community that have a shortage of food.
"We have one assigned as lead for the shelter and another is helping to establish and grow the list for the local chapter of community resources," said Liberty.
Liberty says that list is to assist the recovery phase, since the Red Cross is already preparing to help people smoothly transition back into their homes.
To help with relief efforts, click on this link to the Red Cross website.