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Baton Rouge Red Cross volunteers frustrated at not being able to reach Sandy victims

POSTED: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 4:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 4:04pm

Dozens of Red Cross volunteers here in the Capitol Area say they're on pins and needles. Millions of people need their help; however, airports in New York, Connecticut, and Boston are all closed, with some smaller airports even underwater.

Red Cross volunteers are frustrated with that lack of access to victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Norman Soren Jr. has only been a volunteer for a few months, but he knows people need his help. He, along with dozens of Red Cross volunteers here in the Capitol Area say they're on pins and needles.

Millions of people need their help; however, airports in New York, Connecticut, and Boston are all closed, with some smaller airports even underwater. Roads are flooded, and in some cases, entire blocks are cut off from everyone else.

“Wow, it’s just unbelievable - the damage that's been caused - and I need to be there,” stated Soren. “I can’t stand to sit here and do nothing . It drives me crazy.”

Soren told NBC33 that pictures of the damage, like photos of New York City cabs under water, makes him realize how much his help is needed.

“Wow, that's as bad I saw with pictures from Katrina,” said Soren. “It's like something out of a movie - that's pretty bad. I can’t even express or put into words… I want to go. I’ve got to go help. These are human beings.”

The Red Cross told NBC33 there are volunteers from Baton Rouge helping in the northeast that arrived before the storm hit. Right now, volunteer organizers say they don't know when they'll be able to get more help on the way.

  

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